On March 15, 2022, the Bear River Health Department (BRHD) was awarded national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). PHAB aims to advance and transform public health practice by championing performance improvement, strong infrastructure, and innovation. To receive accreditation the Bear River Health Department underwent a rigorous, multi-faceted, peer-review assessment to ensure it meets or exceeds a specific set of quality standards and measures. This accreditation status demonstrates the Bear River Health Department’s commitment to excellence in serving the community.
Many community partners contributed to the effort to become nationally accredited. Bear River Health District residents, partners, coalitions, and stakeholders helped identify the most pressing public health issues. The identification of these public health issues allowed the Department to create measurable goals that will continue to drive progress toward a healthier community.
National accreditation is not a forever stamp of approval. The Bear River Health Department will keep reviewing its programs and processes in order to improve them continuously.
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.
Healthy People in Healthy Communities
Prevent disease, promote healthy lifestyles, and protect the community and environment.
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.
Infant & Child 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. To see the progress the Bear River Health Department is making toward infant & children’s health click the button below.
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. To see the progress the Bear River Health Department is making toward infectious disease click the button below.
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.
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.
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.
Interventions to prevent different types of injuries are key to keeping people safe in their homes, workplaces, and communities. This scorecard shows what the Bear River Health Department is doing to keep our community healthy and safe.
During and following a disaster, public health professionals, first responders and community officials work together to minimize death and injuries, prevent disease outbreaks and illnesses and ensure safe housing and facilities for individuals and families. This scorecard shows the Bear River Health Department’s efforts to be prepared in case of a public health emergency.
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well being. It affects how we think, feel and act. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. This scorecard shows what the Bear River Health Department and our community health improvement plan is focusing on to improve the mental health of our residents.
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? Would you like to learn what the leading causes of death and disease are for the residents of these communities?
Public Health Laws
|Bear River Board of Health Regulation or Resolution Number
|County and State Rule or Code Number; CDC and U.S. Recommendations
|Utah Administrative Rule R307-801
|Lead Based Paint
|Utah Administrative Rule R307-840
|Utah Administrative Rule R309
|Underground Storage Tanks
|Utah Administrative Rule R311
|Utah Administrative Rule R315-263
|Utah Administrative Rule R315-320
|Utah Administrative Rule R315-15
|Utah Administrative Rule R317-4
|Rules for Liquid Waste Operations
|Utah Administrative Rule R317-550
|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
|Utah Administrative Rule R392-600
|Indoor Tanning Bed Sanitation
|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
|Cache County Code Title 10, Chapter 10.20 • Utah 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
|Utah Vital Statistics Act
|Utah Code 26-2
|Client Grievance Procedure
|Updated May 2017
|Utah Code 26A-1-121, Section 2