Collaboration with programs on evaluation, statistical analysis, database design, and publication of surveillance finding.
Manage the submission of the Title V MCH Federal Block Grant and State Systems Development Initiative Grant (SSDI) applications and reports. Assist other MCH programs with data requirements for grants.
Website and web application development and consultation for all programs in DFH. Assist programs in developing Health Information Systems that meet Department of Technology security requirements.
Enhance epidemiology capacity and advance knowledge through effective data utilization and reporting.
To improve the health of Utah’s pregnant people, mothers, infants, children and adolescents, and children with special health care needs by providing analytic, epidemiologic, and web resources to the Offices of Maternal and Child Health (MCH), Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN), Coordinated Care and Regional Support (CCRS), and Early Childhood. The Data Resources Program (DRP) ensures that pertinent data are appropriately analyzed and made available for use by Office programs in the assessment, planning, and development of evidence-based programs and policies.
In addition to providing analytic support to programs in the Division of Family Health, DRP provides limited support to local health departments and community groups concerned about health issues in Utah as they relate to MCH and CSHCN populations.
Types of analytic support include developing and conducting epidemiologic research studies, providing technical assistance on database design, survey instrument development and testing, and program evaluation studies. In addition, we conduct statistical analysis, data modeling, and offer support in the design and preparation of statistical reports. DRP assists in conducting special research and preparing articles, abstracts, and presentations for national conferences or professional journals. DRP also links key MCH/CSHCN data sets for program planning, evaluation, and surveillance.
DRP coordinates submission of the annual Title V Block Grant, including the collection of grant-related information from all contributing programs through the Web-Enabled Systematic Tracking Tool (WESTT), a web application designed in-house. WESTT allows DRP to efficiently manage all Block Grant-related submissions in a centralized location that contributors can access easily. WESTT won the Public Health Hero award at the 2017 Utah Public Health Association Conference for its impact on the Block Grant application process.
The State Systems Development Initiative (SSDI) grant and program also reside in DRP. SSDI provides additional analytic and data collection support to Title V programs.
Additionally, DRP coordinates training activities to improve analytical public health skills of the public health workforce. Examples of trainings include annual WESTT training for Block Grant contributors, standardized target setting methodologies, development of logic models, and incorporating principles of health equity for Block Grant reporting requirements.