Community Partners

The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine connects with local business, government, and non-profit groups to advance the goals of community health and health knowledge. Below are some of the connections among Family and Preventive Medicine in the community.

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Davis County Agency of Aging

Davis County Area Agency on Aging

Tooele County Agency on Aging

Toole County Area Agency on Aging

Mountainland Area Agency on Aging

Mountainland Area Agency on Aging

 SL County Agency on Aging

Salt Lake County Agency on Aging

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 Utah Department of Transportation


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Utah Public Health Association



Community Partner Highlight

Kristy Cottrell

Kristy Cottrell, RN, MPA is the Deputy Director of Senior Services for Davis County which include the Senior Nutrition Programs for Davis County Area Agency on Aging (AAA).  Davis Senior Services provide non-covered services with an emphasis on the social determinants of health. The goal of the Davis County programs is to provide a bridge between medical services and public health. The Davis County AAA has partnered with Susan Saffel-Shrier, MS, RDN, CD, Cert. Gerontologist and principal investigator of a malnutrition grant  at the University of Utah, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine.  This federally funded project aims to investigate the impact of treating malnutrition on reduction of hospital readmissions among older adults living in the community. The malnutrition project provides the Davis County Senior Nutrition Program access to a practicing clinical registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). Ms. Cottrell comments that having a RDN as part of their case management program has greatly enhanced their ability to educated their professional and para-professionals on the importance of nutrition in addressing overall health. She also adds that having access to a RDN that performs home visitations has created a bi-directional communication model that benefits the health of older adults. The malnutrition grant has just begun its second year of a three year project.