computer-generated translator) Utah Disparities Office Data and Reports
This peer-reviewed article explains the methods and implications of the 2011 Utah Pacific Islander Study.
Bennett, April Young MPA; Friedrichs, Michael MS; Nickerson, Marilynn MPA; Díez, Dulce MPH, MCHES
Developing a Multilingual Questionnaire and Surname List to Sample Utah Pacific Islanders
Journal of Public Health Management & Practice: March/April 2013 - Volume 19 - Issue 2 - p E25–E31 doi: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e318252ee60
This report outlines the successful outcomes of OHD's innovative new outreach strategy.
This report highlights health and demographic data by county and links the reader to more information about local counties on the Internet.
An indepth conversation with local Pacific Islanders about perspectives surrounding birth outcomes. Report outlines results of two surveys and five focus groups conducted. http://health.utah.gov/disparities/data/PacificIslandersCommunityPerspectives.pdf
The first statewide health survey conducted in three languages, interviewing 605 adult Utah Pacific Islanders in English, Tongan, and Samoan.
This report describes trends in Utah minority health since CMH was established in 2005.
By Chapter: www.health.utah.gov/disparities/data/healthstatus.html#moving
A new and comprehensive reference of public health data about the state's diverse racial and ethnic groups.
By Chapter: www.health.utah.gov/disparities/data/healthstatus.html#2010
Each 4-page report compares health indicators of a specific minority population to all Utahns and state
and national targets for the year 2010. The reports also include demographic information for context.
This report, sponsored by CMH and other Utah Department of Health (UDOH) programs, describes 17 community discussions about health with 180 members of some of Utah’s racial and ethnic minority communities: African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, and Pacific Islanders. Also view how UDOH employees responded to this report.
See current graphs by race and ethnicity for a
wide range of health issues.
Find demographic and health profiles for each county in Utah. IBIS health indicators for each county will also be included.
This report was developed based on IBIS to inform the
Statewide Health Improvement Plan
(SHIP), a strategic planning effort by the Utah Department of Health and Utah's 12 local health departments. It provides summary tables
to easily show where local measures
differ from the overall state measures. The report also includes information about Healthy People 2020 and at-risk populations.
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Selections from the monthly data report series that highlight minority health issues.
Mar. 2013 Health Disparities and the Social Determinants of Health
Feb. 2013: Healthy Utah Babies: The Challenge
Jan. 2013: Social Determinants of Health: Income Disparities
Dec. 2012: Social Determinants of Health: Education Disparities
Dec. 2011: Utah Pacific Islanders and Diabetes
Nov. 2011: Obesity among Utah Pacific Islanders
Sept. 2011: Utah Heart Failure Hospitalizations by Race and Ethnicity http://health.utah.gov/opha/publications/hsu/1109_TransMed.pdf
Aug. 2011: Disparities Report
Sept. 2010: Utah Hispanic/Latino Disease Trends http://health.utah.gov/opha/publications/hsu/10Sep_Flu.pdf
April 2009: Health Disparities
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A factsheet by womenshealth.gov
An in depth look at trends in cardiovascular health and its risk factors (including obesity, tobacco use, and diabetes) and on disparities associated with high blood pressure. Prepared and presented by Mary Catherine Jones, MPH, UDOH/Bureau of Health Promotion in March 2010.PDF Version (with narrative)
This report, published by the University of Utah, Center for Public Policy and Administration, discusses the plight of refugees to Utah.
The Navajo YRBS provides the public with
Navajo youth prevalence rates for a variety of health issues such
as violence and injury, tobacco, alcohol and other drug use, sexual
behavior, diet, and physical activity.
NACHC provides state level statistics on vulnerable
populations served by health centers and Medicaid/SCHIP.
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See how Utah compares to other states in several health indicators. Click on a health indicator at the top of the screen to view states in order of rank at that measure.
Policy Implementation Analyses
Compare state laws affecting health.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality ranks Utah healthcare in comparison to other states.
Find out how your county compares to others in individual health behaviors, education and jobs, quality of health care, and the environment using this website by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
The Kaiser Foundation gave Utah a better than average score for equity for minority women in social determinants of health but a lower than average score for health care access.
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These interactive maps show racial, ethnic, income, education and other demographic characteristics in Utah neighborhoods and across the nation. The maps were created through a collaboration of the U.S. Census Bureau and the New York Times.
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This chart lists languages spoken at home
by Utahns according to the most recent data from the U.S Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2007-09. The chart also reflects how well speakers of
these languages reported that they speak English. www.health.utah.gov/disparities/data/UtahLanguagesSpokenatHome.pdf
This factsheet was prepared by the University of Utah based on U.S. Census Bureau data.
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Searchable database of the newest U.S. Census Bureau data
Search aggregated data from past surveys. The U.S. Census Bureau conducts the American Community
Survey throughout the decade, not just on census years. Demographic profiles include race, ethnicity, language, country of
ancestry and other information.
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Simple graphs that show Utah demographic trends over the past several decades.
This article by Pamela S. Perlich in the Utah Economic and Business Review describes new trends in Utah demographics.
The Pew Research Center provides demographic information about Latino voters in Utah.
This fact sheet by the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations describes Asian and Pacific Island demographics in Utah.
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This brief provides an overview of the population of people in the United States with limited English proficiency (LEP) and describes their access to health coverage and care. Release by the Kaiser Family Foundation. http://www.kff.org/uninsured/upload/8343.pdf
This is a global action report about preterm birth, its consequences and prevention strategies.
Free, downloadable fact sheets and slides about health topics, including minority health.
Data reveal that Hispanic adults with limited English proficiency (LEP) are more likely to be uninsured, without a usual source of care, and without a visit to a doctor or dentist than English-proficient Hispanic adults. English-proficient Hispanic adults are similarly disadvantaged compared to white non-Hispanic adults.
Kaiser reports new new research findings and policy
efforts related to minority health every week.
Health and other data by metropolitan area.
These Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
reports prioritize the needs of cancer survivors in communities disparately
affected by cancer.African American Priorities
Native American Priorities http://health.utah.gov/ucan/images/Memberpag/disp/NatActPlan_AIANFull.pdf
This national report tracks disparities
in both quality of and access to health care in the United States
for both the general population and for AHRQ's congressionally designated
This Census Bureau report shows national differences
in poverty level and health insurance by race and ethnicity.
This page links to U.S. Census Bureau reports that
provide detailed information about each of the racial and ethnic categories,
ancestry, language, and other census topics.
From this webpage, you can search for major
websites, reports, and tables with data on racial and ethnic minorities.
The site includes data from HHS agencies, other federal, state and
local government agencies and their contractors and grantees.
This report lists health disparities that the nation
must address to meet Healthy People 2010 objectives and describes
the progress of some programs working to eliminate disparities.
Html format: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/publications/aag/reach.htm
Pdf format: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/publications/aag/pdf/aag_reach2005.pdf
The World Health Organization is the United Nations
agency for health. WHO publications include data from throughout
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This report prepared for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality by the National Academy for State Health Policy highlights " leading states," in analyzing state and federal race/ethnicity data in strategic plans and reports aimed at reducing racial and ethnic disparities in health status and health care. Utah is one of the leading states highlighted.
This report by the George Washington University
Medical Center explains legal issues for healthcare settings.
This report explains recommendations of the National
Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, Subcommittee on Populations
about how to obtain, collect and store health data on race, ethnicity,
and primary language.