Data & Reports
New! COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy or Access Barriers: Understanding Utah's Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities' Attitudes to Inform an Effective Approach
This brief provides a snapshot of data on Utah's racial and ethnic minority communities' attitudes and hesitancy toward the COVID-19 vaccine which may inform strategic approaches to respond to barriers and improve timely vaccine uptake.
Community Health Workers were asked to share stories of those they had helped while in the COVID Community Partnership (CCP) Project. These stories bring the voices of communities hit hardest by COVID-19 to light.
Advancing health equity requires a health equity mindset. This brief shares five perspectives and ideas from the COVID Community Partnership (CCP) Project about how to put a health equity mindset into action.
This document promotes a set of uniform data collection standards for race and ethnicity information conducted by, sponsored by, or reportable to the Utah Department of Health (UDOH). Uniform data collection improves data integrity and quality so relevant and reliable data is available for decision-making processes.
COVID Community Partnership (CCP) Project 2020 (Phase II): Expanding the Capacity of Community Health Workers (CHWs) into COVID-19 Response Efforts
The CCP Project aims to address disparities in COVID-19 related health outcomes among underserved and underrepresented communities in Utah. By mobilizing the CHW workforce to provide education and link individuals to needed resources, the CCP Project works to slow the transmission and effects of COVID-19 among vulnerable populations.
COVID Community Partnership(CCP) Pilot Project (Phase I): Integrating Community Health Workers (CHWs) into COVID-19 Response Efforts Report
This report outlines the CCP pilot project that was established to support community-based organization (CBOs) to mobilize their CHW workforce between May and September 2020 in order to provide education, prevention, testing, and access to resources for underserved and underrepresented communities.
We talked with 35 people from the neighborhood of Glendale and the City of South Salt Lake to learn firsthand what factors and circumstances played a role in establishing or not establishing a primary care provider.
This report outlines the results of a survey of Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders residing in Washington County, Utah.
This report outlines the results of a survey of oral health professionals and students who volunteered at OHD Dental Day Clinics. The purpose of the survey was to assess how OHD's dental day clinics affected the cultural and linguistic skills, awareness, and competence of oral health volunteers.
This is a report on the status of health disparities by Utah state legislative district. This is the first of its kind for Utah and uniquely demonstrates that not all districts experience health in the same way.
This is a practical and data-driven tool to measure determinants of health, advance health equity, and improve health outcomes in Utah.
This report provides the findings of a newly developed school-based sealant program conducted in schools on Salt Lake City's west side.
This report provides the results of a survey of oral health education institutions in Utah and serves as baseline data of the cross-cultural curricula within those institutions.
Addressing Oral Health Disparities in Urban Settings: A Strategic Approach to Advance Access to Oral Health Care
This white paper outlines efforts to increase access to oral health care services in urban settings by addressing the social determinants of health. It also outlines strategic activities that redirect the focus of services from short-term care to investments in solutions for long-term access to oral health care.
Moving Forward in 2016: Fifteen Years of Health Data Trends by Race and Ethnicity for American Indians/Alaska Natives in Utah
This profile presents trend data from 2005, 2010, and 2015 editions of the Health Status by Race and Ethnicity reports illustrating trends in specific health indicators and health risks among American Indians/Alaska Natives in Utah.
Moving Forward in 2016: Fifteen Years of Health Data Trends by Race and Ethnicity for Utah Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders
This profile presents trend data from 2005, 2010, and 2015 editions of the Health Status by Race and Ethnicity reports illustrating trends in specific health indicators and health risks among Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders in Utah.
Moving Forward in 2016: Fifteen Years of Health Data Trends by Race and Ethnicity for Utah Hispanics/Latinos
This profile presents trend data from 2005, 2010, and 2015 editions of the Health Status by Race and Ethnicity reports illustrating trends in specific health indicators and health risks among Hispanics/Latinos in Utah.
Moving Forward in 2016: Fifteen Years of Health Data Trends by Race and Ethnicity for Utah Blacks/African Americans
This profile presents trend data from 2005, 2010, and 2015 editions of the Health Status by Race and Ethnicity reports illustrating trends in specific health indicators and health risks among Blacks/African Americans in Utah.
This profile presents data from 2005, 2010 and 2015 editions of the Health Status by Race and Ethnicity reports illustrating trends in specific health indicators and health risks among Asians in Utah. Profiles will soon be available for each census-defined race and ethnicity group.
This report of the most common languages spoken in Utah has been created in an effort to guide state, county and local public health and health care professionals in planning and proving services for Limited English Proficient patients and clients.
Voices of Glendale Residents and Voices of South Salt Lake Residents: Baseline Assessment to Address Disparities in Urban Areas
These assessments serve as baseline data of how residents of Glendale and South Salt Lake access medical and oral health services and how they feel about their living conditions. Included in the assessment is a Social Media Marketing Report of how social media was used to reach residents.
This is a summary of baseline information gathered by OHD to begin addressing issues regarding access to behavioral and mental health care, culturally and linguistically appropriate services, and barriers faced by diverse communities in Utah.
MAHINA Pilot Program: Raising Awareness About Birth Outcomes Disparities Among Pacific Islander Communities in Utah
This is a summary of OHD's collaboration with the MAHINA (Maternal Health & Infant Advocates) Task Force on a pilot project to raise awareness about birth outcomes disparities among Utah Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander communities.
African American and Pacific Islander Postnatal Interview Study: How the Rest of their Lives Affects Pregnancies of Pacific Islanders and African Americans in Utah
Utah's first ever qualitative study with Utah African American and Pacific Islander mothers who had experienced an adverse birth outcome; this study focused on identifying social determinants of health factors.
This peer-reviewed article explains the methods and implications of the 2011 Pacific Islander Study. 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 Utah counties.
This report outlines an in-depth conversation with local Pacific Islanders about perspectives surrounding birth outcomes from the results of two surveys and five focus groups.
The first statewide health survey conducted in three languages, interviewing 605 adult Utah Pacific Islanders in English, Tongan, and Samoan.
OHD Legislative Progress Reports
Utah Health Status by Race and Ethnicity
Utah Health Status Updates
Selections from the monthly data report series that highlight minority health issues.
OHD and Region VIII Women's Health Taskforce co-hosted this national webinar highlighting OHD's work to address birth outcomes disparities through the It Takes A Village program. Using Pacific Islanders as an example, presenters addressed how data, community, and culture can combine to address birth outcomes disparities. Aired January 31, 2019.
This webinar highlighted OHD's innovative and strategic approach to refocusing services for underserved communities from one-time services to investments in solutions for long-term access to care. Aired June 12, 2018 by Oral Health American Webinar Series.
On April 26, 2018, the Mountain States Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC VIII) Community Health Worker (CHW) Subcommittee hosted this webinar to discuss the history, infrastructure, strategies, goals and progress of the Utah CHW Coalition (CHWC).
Data Resources: Health Rankings, Maps and Demographics
Utah Department of Health’s Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health: this site provides statistical numerical data as well as contextual information on the health status of Utahns and the state of Utah’s health care system.
Find out how your county compares to others in individual health behaviors, education and jobs, quality of health care, and the environment.
This data report was prepared by the University of Utah Policy Institute and was released in July 2017.
This OHD sponsored report describes community discussions about health with members of some of Utah's racial/ethnic minority communities. View how UDOH employees responded to this report.
In 2008, UDOH and OHD funded six ethnic community organizations to conduct community forums.