Utah Health Policy Project Statement on Coronavirus/COVID-19

March 16, 2020


Utah Health Policy Project (UHPP) is committed to being a resource to the community during the Covid-19 crisis.  

In observation of public health protocols, UHPP staff (including Take Care Utah health access assisters) are now working remotely. However, we are rapidly developing ways to use technology to continue our direct health insurance enrollment services. We will be following up in the near future with our updated strategy as we innovate new ways to ensure that we continue the vital work of enrolling Utahns into Medicaid and Marketplace insurance plans. It is clear that health care coverage is more important now than ever. 

UHPP is also working to make sure accurate, productive, and useful messages are transmitted to the community through social media, email and other means of communication. 

If you don't already, you can follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/UHPP

and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uthpp/


We will also be sending periodic updates via email with resources and relevant information. 


For now, check out the Utah Coronavirus website for updates from the state, the nation, and around the world, as well as information on symptoms, testing, and current social-distancing recommendations. 


There is also a new "mutual aid" resource for Salt Lake Valley where people in need of groceries or basic medical supplies can request assistance and be matched with volunteers who will run the errand and make the delivery (with appropriate social distancing.) Visit the website here: https://www.covid19mutualaidslc.com/

There are forms at the top of the page (in English and Spanish) where you can sign up to volunteer or request assistance. 


We are all in this together; UHPP will do our best to do our part.



Matt Slonaker

Executive Director