Non-Discrimination and Equal Access Policy
Utah County Health Department
Non-Discrimination and Equal Access Policy
SCOPE: The Utah County Health Department (UCHD) is committed to equal opportunity for all public residents involved in the delivery of our programs and services. UCHD does not allow discrimination based on actual race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
The Health Department operates a number of programs funded by state/federal grants. These grants are governed by a number of different Federal and State requirements. Proper administration of our public health programs and services is an important function of the grant requirements. In addition, as local public monies are used to sustain these and other public health services, it is crucial for non-discrimination and equal access requirements to be transparent, consistent, and accurate.
PURPOSE: Utah County Health Department welcomes, respects and supports the uniqueness and individuality off all residents, Utah County Health Department employees and visitors to our community. The Utah County Health Department does not discriminate, deny benefits to or otherwise discriminate against any person. UCHD has developed this policy to ensure that all public residents involved in our public health programs and services can participate in an environment free from unlawful harassment and discrimination.
UCHD will ensure that all staff are familiar with this policy and are aware that any complaint in violation of such policy will be investigated and resolved appropriately. All employees will be required to sign a form stating they understand and are willing to follow the non-discrimination and equal access policy.
POLICY/PROCEDURE: The Utah County Health Department welcomes, respects and supports the uniqueness and individuality of all residents, Utah County employees and visitors to our community.
NON DISCRIMINATION: As a public entity and recipient of Federal financial assistance, the Utah County Health Department (UCHD) does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the ground of race, color, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, (or any other individual or group who receives protection from discrimination by law) in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by the UCHD directly or through a contractor or any other entity which the UCHD arranges to carry out its programs and activities.
The statement is in accordance with the provisions of the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, Sections 503 & 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and the Regulations of various federal departments including the U.S. Department Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Interior, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Justice.
EQUAL ACCESS: The UCHD complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended and 503 & 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended in providing individuals with disabilities equal access to employment opportunities and the services, programs and activities, the UCHD offers. Members of the general public may seek assistance from any Health Department employee in contacting the County Human Resource Office.
COMMUNICATION ACCESS: The UCHD will provide free auxiliary aids and services to qualified individuals, including qualified sign language interpreters, alternate formats, etc. If auxiliary aids or services are required to achieve effective communication, please contact the Health Department at 801-851-7000, TTY users should call 801-851-7001.
FURTHER INFORMATION: Any person, whether a member of the general public, an applicant for employment or an employee who feels that he or she has been discriminated against or denied equal access to employment, programs, services or activities offered or sponsored by the Utah County Health Department may contact either the:
Utah County Human Resource Office
Office of Human Resources
100 East Center Street, Suite 3800
Provo, UT 84606
Health Department Administrative Office
151 South University Avenue, Suite #2800
Provo, UT 84601
(801) 851-7012, TTY users should call (801)-851-7001
Utah County Board of Health Chair, Clyde H. Nielsen, October 11, 2016
Executive Director Utah County Health Department, Ralph Clegg, October 11, 2016
Select the link below to read the full non-discrimination statement specific for the Women, Infants, and Children Program.