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Utah Gives Back with KSL NewsRadio and SelectHealth!

Each weekday, SelectHealth Community Relations Manager Greg Reid spotlights a Utah organization making a difference in the community. These organizations are featured on Utah Gives Back each weekday morning at 8:27 a.m. Listen each day to hear about the exceptional work being done across Utah.

If you know of an organization, company, or individual who extends a hand of friendship, understanding, hope or help, please nominate them to be spotlighted on Utah Gives Back by clicking above.

Spotlighted Organizations

The Sandy Club

Feb 11th - 2:17pm

The Reach Program

Feb 4th - 2:05pm

The Haven

Jan 28th - 2:00pm

Southeast Utah Health Department – The Hope Squad of Carbon and Emery Counties

Jan 21st - 11:29am

Suicide is the leading cause of death in Utah youth ages ten to seventeen and the state’s suicide rate for all ages is more than 60 percent above the national average. In order to combat this epidemic, the Southeast Utah Health Department created The Hope Squad of Carbon and Emery Counties. They bring awareness and provide suicide prevention activities to benefit those in the community who need it the most.

Rescue Mission

Jan 14th - 11:23am

What do you do when you see a panhandler? Do you give them money? Or feel guilty if you don’t? If you’d like to give to those experiencing homelessness, the best way is to donate to organizations that can truly help them. The Rescue Mission of Salt Lake provides emergency services and addiction recovery throughout the state of Utah, regardless of their place in life, gender, race, religion, age, or diversity.

Share a Smile

Jan 7th - 11:19am

Did you know that your oral health offers clues about your overall health? Or that problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body? Daily brushing and flossing keep bacteria in our mouths under control. But it’s hard to brush and floss when you’re not in a stable home. Those who are experiencing homelessness are much more likely to have dental problems.

LiVe Well – Setting Goals

Dec 31st - 11:07am

Research has proven that people who set goals are more successful in life than those who don’t. But something you may not know is that those who make a lot of goals struggle to define the ones that matter the most to them. The end result? They lose sight or feel overwhelmed and don’t make a change at all.

The Christmas Box International

Dec 24th - 10:15am

In Utah, there are over 11,000 youth experiencing homelessness. Most lack the essential life skills or a positive role model and have few people to turn to for help. The Christmas Box International embraces them while partnering with local, national, and international communities. Their goal is to prevent child abuse and improve the quality of life for children, teens, and young adults who have been abused, neglected, or are facing homelessness.

Holiday Message

Dec 17th - 10:11am

During this holiday season, SelectHealth would like to acknowledge all of the local organizations and volunteers making a difference in communities across our great state. Utah Gives Back is a program that brings together the collective efforts of many. In 2018, we were able to recognize 52 organizations and gather volunteers to give their time and resources at The Ronald McDonald House, South Salt Lake City’s Fitts Park, Wasatch Community Gardens, Courage Reins, and Salt Lake City Fisher House. Through these events we were able to improve lives and better our communities, and we are thankful for your support. To be involved in future events, visit utahgivesback.com.

Benefits of Being Insured

Dec 10th - 9:57am

While it’s important to think about others and give back to your community, it’s also important to take care of yourself. Your emotional, mental and physical health needs to be addressed consistently and can be the best gift you can give to those you love. To help accomplish this, being insured can make you feel secure, healthy, and happy by paying for preventive services and other medical costs.

Family Promise

Dec 3rd - 3:29pm

Homelessness is a growing concern in Utah, particularly among families, and is increasing year after year. Family Promise Salt Lake combats homelessness by working with faith communities to provide relief and lasting self-sufficiency.

Thanksgiving Message

Nov 26th - 8:27am

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to connect with family, eat delicious homemade food, and give thanks. I also hope that we can take time to look after our communities. The benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your community. Giving to others reduces stress, can increase a skill, and promote our mental and physical health.

Utah Health Policy Project

Nov 19th - 11:23am

Shopping for health insurance can sometimes be confusing and stressful. That's why Take Care Utah is here to help. Utahns are currently able to sign up for health insurance and may be able to receive financial assistance during the open enrollment period. No one plans to get sick or hurt, but most people need medical care at some point, so having health insurance can protect you from unexpected, high medical costs as well as offer you the freedom to choose a provider that fits your needs. Take Care Utah connects people with trained enrollment specialists across the state to help them find affordable healthcare coverage.

Utah Gives Back Select 25

Nov 12th - 11:21am

Do you know of a program that supports the community? Or an organization that could use $2,500 to help improve the health of those around them? The Select 25 grant can help. The grant supports 25 organizations that promote health and wellness, assist individuals with special needs, create safe environments, and build strong communities. Whether it’s keeping kids active, helping adults with different abilities, or any other type of program making our communities better, Select Health will lend a hand.

Fisher House

Nov 5th - 10:39am

To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise, “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan”, Salt Lake City Fisher House serves and honors America’s veterans. The house hosts up to 20 families, of all ages, while our veterans and military are receiving medical treatment at the VA Medical Center.

Open Wheelchair Foundation

Oct 29th - 12:26pm

Traditional motorized pediatric wheelchairs are expensive, heavy, bulky and require modifications to the family’s vehicle and home. The Open Wheelchair Foundation developed a solution that addresses all off these issues by creating a do-it-yourself motorized chair that you can lift with your pinky.

Northern Utah Coalition

Oct 22nd - 12:23pm

As of 2016 there were over 3,000 people diagnosed with HIV in Utah. Fortunately, there are resources out there to help those without access to healthcare screenings. The Northern Utah Coalition’s Wellness Program is an HIV/AIDS and HEP C intervention and prevention program that is designed to serve this population through advocacy, education, testing, and treatment in the Ogden-Weber communities.

New Hope Crisis Center

Oct 15th - 12:20pm

Victims and survivors of abuse often feel they have no way out and no place to go. But there are places in Utah, including the New Hope Crisis Center in Brigham City. Their mission is to provide all-inclusive, integrated, victim-centered services to stabilize and support those affected by abuse.

The Sharing Place

Oct 8th - 12:17pm

In an unimaginable world where a family member passes away, there are so many questions and concerns, especially as a parent. A young mother sought help for her two children after their father died and created The Sharing Place. Their mission is to provide a safe and caring environment for grieving children, teens, and their families to share their feelings while healing themselves.

Voices for Utah Children

Oct 1st - 11:27am

Big wins for kids don’t just happen by accident. Voices for Utah Children works to make Utah a place where all children can thrive. They believe that every child deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. They start with one basic question: “Is it good for kids?”. The answer to that simple question drives their efforts. With their focus on health, school readiness, safety, economic stability, and diversity Voices for Utah Children can make Utah a better place for children to thrive. Through advocacy by skilled professionals, they show policymakers - that government can and should act to keep kids safe and help them grow. Children can’t vote, hold press conferences, or donate to political campaigns in order to protect their interest. By bringing the power of a community together – legislators, business executives, and ordinary citizens –they can help identify and resolve tough problems facing Utah’s children and families. You can donate or join their network at UtahChildren.org. SelectHealth recognizes the capable influence of Voices for Utah Children as another example of how Utah Gives Back.