About Us

Board of Health

The Bear River Board of Health is comprised of nine members from Cache, Rich, and Box Elder Counties. One member from each county is an elected official in their county. Other individuals who have an interest in public health may also be appointed as board members. Board members serve three-year terms with no financial compensation for their service. The Board of Health establishes public health policies for the Bear River Health District.

Box Elder County

Lee Perry –
Vice Chair, County Commissioner

Kevin Hall –
Appointed Seat A

Cade Palmer –
Chief Deputy, Appointed Seat B

Cache County

David Zook –
County Executive

Cheryl Atwood –
Chair, Appointed Seat A

Dr. Yohanna S. Vernon –
Appointed Seat B

Randy Williams –
Appointed Seat C

Sara Sinclair –
Appointed Seat D

Rich County

Bill Cox –
County Commissioner

Board of Health Meetings are scheduled to be held at 1 PM on the 2nd Wednesday of the following months*:

Meeting locations rotate between Box Elder, Cache and Rich counties. All agendas and minutes are posted on the Utah Public Notice Website.

*Meetings may be called on an as-needed basis.

Health Department Mission

The Bear River Health Department (BRHD) is one of 13 local health departments that work to promote and protect the health of Utah’s residents. The BRHD was originally established in 1971 by the Utah legislature. The BRHD provides public health services to the residents of Box Elder, Cache, and Rich County. The BRHD’s health director is Jordan Mathis.

The BRHD has 140 employees at 6 different locations and serves a population of more than 160,000 in the three county areas.


Healthy People in Healthy Communities


Prevent disease, promote healthy lifestyles, and protect the community and environment.

The Bear River Health Department collaborated with Intermountain Healthcare to complete two community health needs assessments (CHNA). 

Meet The Team

Would you like to know more about what our department offers? Check out this video to meet our staff and learn about our services.

Public Notices

Public hearings are held to allow members of the public to make their opinions known before a rule, law or policy is made. Notice of these hearings will be posted here and on the Utah Public Notice Website.

Public Health Data

Looking for the latest health data for Box Elder, Cache, and Rich counties? Visit HealthyBRHD.org to learn what the leading causes of death and disease are for the residents of these communities. You can also view community health indicators such as access to health care and get demographic data on this site.

Public Health Laws

Utah Administrative Code Rule R380-40. Local Health Department Minimum Performance Standards states that local health departments will report annually to governing bodies served within the health district. Please see the Annual Reports that are presented each year to governing bodies in Box Elder, Cache, and Rich counties.
Program Bear River Board of Health Regulation or Resolution Number County and State Rule or Code Number; CDC and U.S. Recommendations
Asbestos   Utah Administrative Rule R307-801
Lead Based Paint   Utah Administrative Rule R307-840
Drinking Water   Utah Administrative Rule R309
Underground Storage Tanks   Utah Administrative Rule R311
Hazardous Materials   Utah Administrative Rule R315-263
Waste Tires Regulation 1998-1 Utah Administrative Rule R315-320
Used Oil   Utah Administrative Rule R315-15
Onsite Wastewater   Utah Administrative Rule R317-4
Rules for Liquid Waste Operations   Utah Administrative Rule R317-550
Pit Privies   Utah Administrative Rule R317-560
Food Safety and Sanitation   Utah Administrative Rule R392-100
Food Safety Manager Certification   Utah Administrative Rule R392-101
Food Truck Sanitation   Utah Administrative Rule R392-102
Food Handler Training and Certificate   Utah Administrative Rule R392-103
Feeding Disadvantaged Groups   Utah Administrative Rule R392-104
Home Based Child Care Food Service   Utah Administrative Rule R392-110
Design, Construction, Operation, Sanitation, and Safety of Schools   Utah Administrative Rule R392-200
Recreation Camp Sanitation   Utah Administrative Rule R392-300
Recreational Vehicle Park Sanitation   Utah Administrative Rule R392-301
Design, Construction, and Operation of Public Pools   Utah Administrative Rule R392-302
Public Geothermal Pools and Bathing Places   Utah Administrative Rule R392-303
Temporary Mass Gatherings Sanitation   Utah Administrative Rule R392-400
Roadway Rest Stop Sanitation   Utah Administrative Rule R392-401
Manufactured Home Community Sanitation   Utah Administrative Rule R392-402
Temporary Labor Community Sanitation   Utah Administrative Rule R392-501
Public Lodging Facility Sanitation   Utah Administrative Rule R392-502
Utah Indoor Clear Air Act   Utah Administrative Rule R392-510
Illegal Drug Operations Decontamination Standards Regulation 2007-1 Utah Administrative Rule R392-600
Indoor Tanning Bed Sanitation Regulation 2008-1 Utah Administrative Rule R392-700
General Sanitation in Public Places   Utah Administrative Rule R392-800
Utah Fit Premises Act   Utah Code 57-22
Body Art safety and Sanitation Regulation 2004-1  
Vehicle Emissions Regulation 2013-1 Cache County Code Title 10, Chapter 10.20Utah Code 41-6a-1642
Communicable Disease Rule   Utah Administrative Rule R386-702
Immunization Rule for Students   Utah Administrative Rule R396-100
HIPAA Privacy Rule and Public Health   CDC and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Tobacco Retail Permit   Utah Code 26-62
Tobacco Retailer Permit Process   Utah Administrative Rule R384-324
Synthetic Cannabinoids Regulation 2010-1  
Utah Vital Statistics Act   Utah Code 26-2
Client Grievance Procedure Updated May 2017 Utah Code 26A-1-121, Section 2


The Bear River Health Department adheres to HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996). HIPAA is United States legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information. Click HERE for a copy of our notice of privacy practices for protected health information.

Government records access & Management ACT

The Bear River Health Department adheres to GRAMA, the Government Records Access and Management Act. To request records, click HERE for the request form. Records requests and appeals received via email outside regular business hours will be reviewed the following business day. Please email request forms to [email protected]

Inter-Local cooperation Agreement

The Inter-Local Cooperation Agreement ratifies the participation of Cache, Rich and Box Elder as Counties in the Bear River Health District. Click HERE to view this document. 

Client Grievance Procedure

Clients of the Bear River Health Department (BRHD), have the right to file a grievance for any action or inaction of the Department and/or Department employees as outlined in Utah Code 26A-1-121 Section 2.

A client may request an administrative review (grievance hearing) at any time during participation in a BRHD service or program. This right is explained to clients during initial enrollment in services. Clients have the right to review his or her file, a right to a copy of any contracts or treatment plans, and the right to ask questions regarding agency policies and procedures.