News Releases

  • Free Mental Health Screening For Youth Available Sept. 25 & Oct. 1
    Published: Fri 09/13/2019
    Davis HELPS hosts its 3rd annual Mental Health Screening for Youth. The events are for youth grades PreK-12 who have mental health concerns. The free screenings take place on two evenings, each specific to a targeted age group. Youth in grades 7-12 will be seen on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Viewmont High School (120 West 1000 North, Bountiful). PreK-6 grade youth will be seen on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Davis Behavioral Health (934 South Main Street, Layton).
  • Back To Breastfeeding & Baby Basics Conference Is Saturday, Sept. 7th
    Published: Fri 08/23/2019
    The Davis County Breastfeeding Coalition in partnership with local community lactation supporters is hosting a free conference for new parents, seasoned parents wanting to refresh their skills, or parents-in-waiting. The 2nd Annual Back to Breastfeeding & Baby Basics Conference is Saturday, Sept. 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Weber State University – Davis Campus in Layton.
  • Davis County Is Breastfeeding-Friendly
    Published: Fri 08/16/2019
    The Davis County Breastfeeding Coalition recently recognized businesses, childcare providers or medical providers for their valuable support of breastfeeding families. With August being celebrated as World Breastfeeding Month, the coalition presented twelve additional businesses in Davis County with special signs to display in their front windows designating that breastfeeding families are welcome and supported at their locations.
  • Increase Your Heart Health
    Published: Mon 07/29/2019
    Did you know high blood pressure increases your risk for heart disease and stroke, the two leading causes of death in the United States? And, over time, uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to health complications of the eyes, kidneys, and memory.
  • Vaccines Needed For Older Adults, Too
    Published: Mon 07/29/2019
    As a mature adult, you are busy with life and have many responsibilities – but don’t forget to take care of yourself! Throughout our lives, we all need shots (vaccines) to help protect us from serious diseases. This protection comes from immunizations.
  • YOUth Matter Summit Scheduled June 12th
    Published: Thu 05/23/2019
    Davis County prevention partners are teaming up to sponsor the first ever YOUth Matter: Teen Health Leadership Summit. This free event for youth entering grades 7-12 (fall of 2019) takes place on Wednesday, June 12, at Northridge High School (2430 North Hill Field Road, Layton).
  • Safe Kids Day Is Saturday, May 11th, In Davis County
    Published: Wed 05/01/2019
    Safe Kids Davis County is helping families get ready for summer by highlighting health and safety during the 19th Annual Safe Kids Day on Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Northridge High School (2430 North Hill Field Road, Layton).
  • Davis County's Immunizations And Travel Clinics Change Hours Of Operation
    Published: Mon 12/17/2018
    Davis County Health Department’s Immunizations and Travel Clinics change hours of operation beginning Wednesday, Jan. 2. This change makes it easier for working clients and families to get immunizations at more convenient times.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(except county holidays)

Healthy Choices | Healthy People | Healthy Communities

Copyright © 2015 Davis County Government