News Releases

  • Free Youth Mental Health Screening Available Oct. 30
    Published: Fri 10/12/2018
    Davis HELPS hosts its 2nd annual Youth Mental Health Screening Night for youth ages 12-18 concerned about their mental health. This free event takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Woods Cross High School (600 West 2200 South, Woods Cross). Thirty minute appointments are available 5:30-8 p.m. Those interested can sign up for an appointment at A parent or legal guardian must be present during the appointment.
  • Safe Kids Day Is Saturday, May 19th, In Davis County
    Published: Mon 05/07/2018
    Safe Kids Davis County is helping families get ready for summer by highlighting health and safety during the 18th Annual Safe Kids Day on Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Davis County Legacy Events Center Arena (151 South 1100 West, Farmington).
  • County-wide Vehicle Repair Assistance Program Helps Reduce Emissions
    Published: Tue 04/03/2018
    A new air quality program within Davis County offers financial assistance to repair vehicles unable to pass current emission standards. Davis County Health Department’s Environmental Health Services Division along with UCAIR (Utah Clean Air Partnership) is sponsoring a vehicle repair assistance program to get polluting vehicles back up to emissions standards. The program runs through October 2018.
  • Davis County Health Department Declared "Public Health Ready"
    Published: Fri 01/12/2018
    Davis County Health Department has been recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) for its ability to plan for, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies. Davis County Health Department officials were notified Jan. 10 the department achieved the designation of “Public Health Ready.”
  • Diabetes Prevention Program Helps Local Residents Make Lifestyle Changes
    Published: Tue 12/20/2016
    It’s hard to make lifestyle changes – ask anyone who has ever made a New Year’s Resolution. But participants taking the evidence-based PreventT2 classes are doing just that. “Working towards a common goal, PreventT2 class participants are able to encourage and generate ideas from each other to make preventing type 2 diabetes a reality,” said Kristen Brimley, National Diabetes Prevention Coordinator for the Davis County Health Department.
  • September Is Healthy Family Meals Month
    Published: Wed 08/31/2016
    Governor Gary Herbert has proclaimed September as Healthy Family Meals Month. Family meal time is one of the most important ways parents can connect with their kids and help them feel supported and trusted. The Davis County Health Department encourages families to make time to eat together. Even eating a few meals a week together can make a positive difference in a child’s life physically, academically, socially and mentally.
  • Health Director Selection Ratified By Davis County Commission
    Published: Tue 04/19/2016
    The Davis County Commission announced ratification of the Davis County Board of Health’s selection of Brian Hatch as the new Director of the Davis County Health Department, effective April 19, 2016.
  • Davis County Health Department Awarded National Accreditation
    Published: Tue 11/17/2015
    The Davis County Health Department (DCHD) announced today that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing the quality and performance of the nation’s public health departments.
  • Simple And Effective Health Tip Helps Reduce Illnesses
    Published: Fri 02/20/2015
    Health officials promote a simple and effective way to reduce and even prevent the spread of many illnesses. Though it’s not a miracle cure, it is inexpensive and easily within the reach of most everyone. It’s hand washing.
  • New Air Monitoring Equipment Located In Woods Cross
    Published: Tue 12/02/2014
    In August 2014, the Davis County Health Department formed a partnership with Silver Eagle Refining, Worldwide Environmental Products, Inc. (WEP), and Woods Cross City to provide real-time air quality data for Woods Cross residents.

Resources For Media Coverage Of Suicide

Research studies have found that certain types of news coverage can increase the likelihood of suicide in vulnerable individuals. The following resources provide suggestions on ways to cover suicide without influencing behavior negatively:

Public / Media Message Categories

Public health places messages into the following categories by severity of the public health message and risk:

  • News Advisory – Announces an event such as an award ceremony, news conference, video opportunity, walk/run, etc. (Then, the news release is generally handed out at the event.)
  • News Release / Announcement – Announces new data, programs, issues, rankings, reports, awards, changes in leadership, position clarification, etc.
  • Health Update – Provides an update to an issue or problem already discussed. This may provide advice but doesn’t carry an expectation of action.
  • Health Advisory – Indicates something of importance to the public’s health but no immediate need to act just proactive/preventive information, advice or eventual need to act.
  • Health Alert – Information about a specific health issue where immediate action is required to protect health. Alerts would be used cautiously.

Administrative Staff

Bob Ballew
Public Information Officer
Risk Communication Coordinator

(801) 525-5175 :: Office
(801) 510-5710 :: Cell

Contact Information

Physical Address
22 South State Street
Clearfield, Utah 84015

Mailing Address
Davis County Health Department
P.O. Box 618
Farmington, Utah 84025

Phone Numbers
(801) 525-5000 :: Main
(801) 525-5151 :: Fax

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8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(except legal holidays)

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