Infant Formula Shortage Info for Physicians
UAFP is working closely with the Utah Department of Health to provide family physicians with the latest information on the infant formula shortage to share with your patients. This is the latest information provided to us as of May 22, 2022.
Provider letter:The following provider letter was issued to neonatologists, pediatricians, family practice physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants on Thursday, May 19.
FAQ document:An extensive frequently asked questions document has been prepared. Please use this for your own reference, and share widely with others as you deem appropriate. For ease of understanding, this document was written in a “plain language” format. This document is available in English and Spanish.
Hotline: Operators of our Baby Your Baby Hotline are prepared with the FAQ document, and will be available to take questions from the public, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. The hotline can be reached at 1-800-826-9662.
UDOH will continue to work closely with the Governor’s Office to explore remedies that may be available via federal efforts to address this situation. We also continue to explore a wide range of other options, such as a donation program on some scale or a potential voucher option for offsetting costs for more expensive types of formula. The provider letter and FAQ documents have been shared with key program staff to share with the Community Health Worker community. And our communications team has been active in sharing information through our social media channels and coordinating earned media opportunities (several media interviews occurred last week) with DHHS subject matter experts.