Collaboration with programs on evaluation, statistical analysis, database design, and publication of surveillance finding.
Direct management of Federal Block Grant and State Systems Development Initiative Grant applications and reports.
Website and web application development and consultation for all programs.
Enhance epidemiology capacity and advance knowledge through effective data utilization and reporting.
To improve the health of Utah mothers, infants, and children by providing analytic, epidemiologic, and web resources to the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Offices. 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 program policies.
We provides analytic support to public health programs located in the Office of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and Office of Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN). We also provide limited support to local health departments and community groups concerned about health issues in Utah.
Types of analytic support may include developing and conducting epidemiologic research studies, providing technical assistance on database design, survey instrument development, and program evaluation studies. In addition, we conduct statistical analysis, data modeling, offer support in the design and preparation of statistical reports. DRP can assist in conducting special research and preparing articles, abstracts, and presentations for national conferences or professional journals.
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.
Additionally, DRP coordinates training activities to improve analytical public health skills of the public health workforce. This service is available to staff at the Utah Department of Health, as well as local health departments, community groups, and other public health professionals upon request.