Gov. Cox holds signing event for new commitments to public health

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — A press release on September 6 by the Office of the Governor of Utah described a signing event organized by Gov. Spencer Cox to celebrate a “collective commitment to statewide goals” led by the nonprofit One Utah Health Collaborative.

The One Utah Health Collaborative is a community-owned nonprofit that was launched by Gov. Cox himself in fall of 2021. The nonprofit’s goal is to “transform health care in Utah” and make “Utah the national leader in cost-efficient, innovative health care.”

In regards to the event, Gov. Cox said the following:

“Addressing the cost of health care has become an economic imperative, and failure to do so will stunt Utah’s economic growth by constraining employer profits, decreasing employee wages, and crowding out other state spending priorities. But in Utah, we solve problems, and we will solve this problem before it is solved for us by heavy-handed federal policy. Let’s come together and find solutions that work for our state.”

Today’s ceremony centered around Gov. Cox committing the organization to several new goals, all of which are related to Medicaid in Utah. Gov. Cox was accompanied by representatives from Intermountain Healthcare, Flying J. Management, and University of Utah Health. These include increasing access to behavioral health care for Intermountain Healthcare patients, expanding the University of Utah’s Intensive Outpatient Clinic, and an internal proactive health and wellness support program for Maverik employees by Flying J.

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