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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.

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Box Elder County

Jeff Scott –
County Commissioner

Jim Abel –
Appointed Seat A

Dale Ward, Chief Deputy –
Appointed Seat B

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Cache County

Craig Buttars –
Vice Chair, County Executive

Cheryl Atwood –
Appointed Seat A

Jim Davis, MD –
Appointed Seat B

James Swink –
Chair, Cache County Attorney, Appointed Seat C

Sara Sinclair –
Appointed Seat D

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Rich County

Bill Cox –
County Commissioner

Board of Health Meetings: Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month (with the exception of June, July, August and December) at 1 PM. Meeting locations rotate between Cache and Box Elder counties. All agendas and minutes are posted on the Utah Public Notice Website.

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 has 110 employees at 6 different locations and serves a population of more than 160,000 in the three county areas.

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Vision

Healthy People in Healthy Communities
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Mission

Prevent disease, promote healthy lifestyles, and protect the community and environment.
To view the Bear River Health Department Strategic Plan for 2018-2022, click here.

To view the Bear River Health Department Community Health Improvement Plan for 2018-2022, click here.

performance management

The Bear River Health Department utilizes a Performance Management System to ensure achievement of its mission, strategic plan and community health improvement plan. We want to know how well we and our partners are performing so we can adjust public health strategies accordingly. The BRHD uses the Clear Impact Scorecard as our performance management dashboard to communicate key goals, indicators and measures of public health issues in our community. We are currently building the capacity of our scorecards and will continually update this page and the scorecards linked below throughout the coming year.

Scorecards are updated with real time data and are interactive. You can click on the program names, outcome, indicators, and measures for different views and additional information.

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Children's health

Healthy lifestyles, screenings, preventative care and a healthy environment are all key factors to the growth and development of our youth.  The Bear River Health Department is committed to promoting and supporting children’s health and well-being.  This scorecard highlights just a few of the services available to help keep children healthy.

 

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INFECTIOUS DISEASE

The backbone of public health is preventing and controlling the spread of disease. There are many ways to prevent the spread of diseases.  It can be as simple as properly washing your hands, or getting recommended vaccinations.   The Bear River Health Department provides multiple programs and services to monitor and respond to infectious disease reports.  Included in this scorecard are a few of the services that help reduce infectious diseases in the district.

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Chronic Disease

Three lifestyle behaviors (including lack of physical activity, poor diet, and tobacco use), lead to four chronic diseases (including cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and type 2 diabetes) that cause 50% of deaths in the Bear River Health District each year.  This scorecard highlights the services the department provides to support healthy living.

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Air Quality

Air pollution can make it harder for everyone to breath. It can be especially harmful to those who are more sensitive such as individuals with lung conditions, those with heart problems, and even young children and teens.  The Bear River Health Department is committed to promoting and supporting clean air.  This scorecard highlights just a few of the services to keep our air healthy.

 

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food safety

The Bear River Health Department works to protect the health of consumers by assuring that the food prepared and served at licensed food service establishments is wholesome and safe. Included in this scorecard are a few of the services that help assure food safety.

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immunizations

Diseases that used to be common in this country and around the world, (including polio, measles, diphtheria, pertussis, rubella, mumps, tetanus, rotavirus and Haemophilus influenzae type b), can now be prevented by vaccination. Over the years vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and saved millions of lives. This scorecard shows services available to increase the immunization rates in our area.

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injury prevention

Air pollution can make it harder for everyone to breath. It can be especially harmful to those who are more sensitive such as individuals with lung conditions, those with heart problems, and even young children and teens.  The Bear River Health Department is committed to promoting and supporting clean air.  This scorecard highlights just a few of the services to keep our air healthy.

 

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Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention

STDs are diseases that are passed from one person to another through sexual contact. Access to high-quality health care is essential for early detection, treatment, and behavior-change counseling for STDs. Included in this scorecard are a few of the services that help reduce the incidence of STDs in our community.

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Substance Misuse Prevention

Prevention and early intervention strategies can reduce the impact of substance use disorders in our community. This scorecard shows services available to reduce the incidence of substance abuse in the Bear River Health District.

For additional questions regarding these scorecards, please contact Holly Budge at hbudge@brhd.org

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 Staticis Act   Utah Code 26-2
Client Grievance Procedure Updated May 2017 Utah Code 26A-1-121, Section 2