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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

ScenicView Academy

Apr 16th - 8:27am

Utah has one of the highest rates of Autism in the nation. Nearly 1 of every 58 children born in Utah is on the autism spectrum, that’s 13 percent higher than the national average. The vast majority of services and resources are directed toward supporting children, but many adults on the spectrum struggle to get the support they need to lead successful and independent lives.


Apr 9th - 8:27am

Read. Graduate. Succeed. is an AmeriCorps program that organizes volunteers to help students who are starting to fall behind in reading. Volunteer tutors support regular classroom instruction with a structured practice called the Student Tutoring Achievement for Reading or STAR program. STAR was developed by the Utah State Office of Education based on researched principles. Students quickly become stellar readers with individual attention and structured practice.

Utah Aids Foundation

Apr 2nd - 8:27am

In 1985, 17 people living with AIDS were reported in Utah and the state was unprepared to address the HIV/AIDS issue. Today, the Utah AIDS Foundation reaches over 30,000 people each year through early education and prevention efforts with their committed corps of volunteers.

Words from the War

Mar 26th - 8:27am

Words from the War is dedicated to helping soldiers, veterans and their family members strengthen communication and learn to express their experiences through writing. Participants learn how to channel their ideas and begin the writing process that provides a cathartic and meaningful experience.

Camp Kesem

Mar 19th - 8:27am

Camp Kesem at BYU supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. They are a part of the largest national organization dedicated to this unique population – supporting children with innovative, fun-filled programs that foster a lasting community.

Utah Afterschool Network

Mar 12th - 8:27am

Every child in Utah deserves access to high quality afterschool programs, so over 100 practitioners, youth advocates, and state agency leaders came together to establish the Utah Afterschool Network. This organization is a catalyst for building strong, safe, and healthy afterschool and out-of-school programs to support youth, families, and communities.

Use Only as Directed

Mar 5th - 8:27am

It’s no secret that addiction to prescription pain medications, also known as opioids, is an epidemic in Utah and across the nation. Use Only as Directed is an organization committed to changing the way we think about opioids with a three-part solution:

Tabitha's Way

Feb 26th - 8:27am

Tabitha’s Way is a not for profit local food pantry. They believe that no person should be food insecure. Through their two food pantries in Spanish and American Fork, they feed over 5,000 individuals every month, half of which are children. The operations are 100% privately funded by generous donations.

Granite Education Foundation

Feb 19th - 8:27am

Ranked in the top 15 education foundations in the nation, Granite Education Foundation facilitates programs and donations that benefit over 68,000 students on a regular basis. Through its outreach and partnerships with local and national businesses, the Foundation provides a way for others to make a direct and meaningful impact for children and educators.

Intermountain Healthcare LiVe Well

Feb 12th - 8:27am

Intermountain LiVe Well Centers are here to help you live the healthiest life possible. They have locations across the state of Utah, and their focus is helping you make personalized healthy lifestyle choices, such as exercise and nutrition, to not only prevent disease but increase energy so you can enjoy all that life has to offer.

Select 25

Feb 5th - 8:27am

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.

Utah Pride Center

Jan 29th - 8:27am

For the past two years, the Utah Pride Center has offered the Support Group for Survivors of Suicide Attempts. Utah has one of the highest suicide rates in the nation and LGBTQ individuals have higher rates of suicide attempts than the general population. This is the only suicide prevention program in Utah meeting the specific needs of the LGBTQ community.

Tooele County School District

Jan 22nd - 8:27am

Christy Johnson is the Homeless Liaison for the Tooele County School District where she provides services and supplies to the homeless children in Tooele County. Christy has helped more than four hundred students who are classified as homeless in the district.

Utah Dental Hygienist's Association

Jan 15th - 8:27am

The Utah Dental Hygienists Association offers mobile dental hygiene care to seniors in nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and for those who are homebound. Poor oral health can lead to overall health problems and can complicate diabetes, dementia, and heart conditions. Helping seniors care for their teeth enhances their quality of life.

Utah Community Action

Jan 8th - 8:27am

Utah Community Action’s mission is to empower individuals, strengthen families and build communities through self-sufficiency and education programs. They set themselves apart by offering care that starts with solving immediate challenges and continues with programs that provide ongoing support and empowerment.

The Hope Alliance

Jan 1st - 8:27am

The Hope Alliance was established to empower lives and to improve social well-being. They partner with communities to provide assistance for impoverished individuals. They offer vision, dental, and medical programs as well as the basic needs like food and water locally and around the world.

The Foundation for Education for Generations

Dec 25th - 8:27am

The Foundation for Education for Generations is a non-profit organization that helps the refugee community of Utah with education, health, and basic resources to create self-reliant and successful lives in their new communities. Their mission is to support and provide education for underprivileged families domestically and internationally to enhance their lives and opportunities.

Holiday Message

Dec 18th - 8:27am

During this holiday season, SelectHealth would like to acknowledge all of our local organizations and volunteers making a difference in communities across our great state.

The Family Support Center

Dec 11th - 8:27am

For forty years The Family Support Center has been protecting children, strengthening families and preventing child abuse. The center is a not for profit organization that was established in response to a pressing need for short-term crisis and respite care for children at risk for abuse or neglect. Their services have expanded to offer a network of programs to address multifaceted issues facing families today including free care for children through the Crisis Nursery, parenting support, housing, counseling and community classes. They have five locations throughout the Salt Lake valley to serve and provide support to the community.

Take Care Utah

Dec 4th - 8:27am

Shopping for health insurance can be confusing. That's why the not for profit program Take Care Utah is here to help. If you need health insurance, or want to pay less for the coverage you have, now is the time to check out your options before the open enrollment period ends on December 15th.