Data and Reports
COVID-19 Health Disparities in Utah 2020–2021 Race/Ethnicity Profile (Published September 2022)The COVID-19 pandemic brought racial and social inequity to the forefront of public health. Available data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveal COVID-19 health disparities nationally by race and ethnicity in every aspect from testing and vaccination rates to cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.
COVID-19 Health Disparities in Utah 2020–2021 Base Report (Published September 2022)In this report, the Utah Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Health Equity (OHE) informs stakeholders on the state of COVID-19 disparities in Utah from 2020-2021. DHHS OHE explores COVID-19 health disparities by race/ethnicity, gender, age, population density, Utah Health Improvement Index (HII) classification, tribal affiliation, refugee status, and disability status. This report also serves as a starting point for DHHS OHE to focus analyses on COVID-19 and contributing factors and later examine the societal, environmental, and policy-driven factors that contribute to or detract from population health.
Utah Health Improvement Index 2022 Update (Published September 2022)In 2018, UDOH published the first Utah Health Improvement Index (HII), a composite health equity measure by geography. In 2022, the Utah HII was updated with more recent data. Although there are many different ways to analyze data to identify health disparities and inequities, the Utah HII uses geographic and socio-economic indicators. This report provides an overview of the updated numbers and additional context to understand how these measures can be used to address health disparities and advance health equity in Utah.
A Snapshot of Current Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in Utah (Published August 2022)This data snapshot summarizes and compares health disparity information found in the last four Utah Health Status by Race and Ethnicity reports.
Implementation Guide Part 1: Data Collection on Race and Ethnicity (Published July 2022)This guide is designed to facilitate implementation of race and ethnicity data collection standards for Utah. It should be used along with the Guidelines for data collection on race and ethnicity. This implementation guide covers best practices for designing data collection instruments to capture race and ethnicity information and how to explain confidentiality, privacy, and purpose of race and ethnicity data collection to respondents.
COVID Community Partnership Project 2021-2022: Phase 4 Interim Report (Published July 2022)This report outlines the outcomes from the fourth phase of the CCP project. This project continues to address COVID-19 related health outcomes among Utah's under-resourced communities through mobilization of community health workers within community-based organization and local health department settings. Phase 4 aims to build CHW capacity and facilitate partnerships between CBOs and LHDs
Utah Language Data Report (Revised August 2022)Language data helps decision-makers understand the linguistic diversity of Utah’s population, plan to provide language services, and develop responsive policies on language rights. This is an update to a 2016 language data report, which heavily informed COVID-19 response language services.
Guidelines for Data Collection on Race and Ethnicity (Published June 2022)The Utah Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Health Equity (OHE) promotes a set of uniform data collection standards for race and ethnicity information conducted by, sponsored by, or reportable to DHHS as required by the Utah Health Code (Title 26 of the Utah Code). A set of standards promotes consistent and comparable data collection on race and ethnicity across the state of Utah.
Guidance on Data Collection for Race and Ethnicity: A Tool to Advance Health Equity in Utah (Updated June 2022)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 and Human Services (DHHS). Uniform data collection improves data integrity and quality so relevant and reliable data is available for decision-making processes.
OHE Reports and Studies
A Utah Health Disparities Profile: Maternal Mortality and Morbidity among Utah Minority Women (Updated January 2022)The OHD compiled this health disparities profile to document and report racial and ethnic disparities in maternal mortality and morbidity among minority women in Utah. Disparities in maternal mortality and morbidity may signal differences in communities' individual and generational health and experience with public health, health care, and social systems.
A Utah Health Disparities Profile: Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes among Racial and Ethnic Minority Women in Utah (Updated January 2022)The OHD compiled this health disparities profile to document and report racial and ethnic disparities in diabetes and gestational diabetes among minority women in Utah. Diabetes is a chronic disease with serious consequences relating to morbidity, disability, and mortality. It has burdensome consequences for individuals, families, and systems.
COVID Community Partnership Project 2020-2021: Outcomes of Integrating Community Health Workers into COVID-19 Response Efforts (September 2021)This report outlines the outcomes from the third phase of the CCP project. This project continues to address COVID-19 related health outcomes among Utah's under-resourced communities through mobilization of community health workers within community-based organization and local health department settings. This report also shares data on COVID-19 case counts and vaccines, as well as discussion of communities' experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lack of Availability or Accessibility to Resources: Analyzing the Gaps in Resource Connection During COVID-19 (July 2021)This brief provides an analysis of the gaps in resource connection experienced by individuals served in Utah during the COVID-19 pandemic through the COVID Community Partnership (CCP) project, with reasoning for gaps in the areas of availability and accessibility.
COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy or Access Barriers: Understanding Utah's Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities' Attitudes to Inform an Effective Approach (June 2021)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 Voices Collected by Community Health Workers during COVID-19Community 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.
Health Equity Mindset: Cultivating Collaboratives to Advance Health EquityAdvancing 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.
COVID Community Partnership (CCP) Project 2020 (Phase II): Expanding the Capacity of Community Health Workers (CHWs) into COVID-19 Response EffortsThe 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 ReportThis 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.
Primary Care Provider Study: Why establishing a primary care provider is not so simple for someWe 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.
Health of Pacific Islanders in Southern Utah: SUPIC Survey 2019This report outlines the results of a survey of Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders residing in Washington County, Utah.
Survey of Oral Health Professionals and StudentsThis 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.
Health Disparities by Utah Legislative DistrictThis 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.
The Utah Health Improvement IndexThis is a practical and data-driven tool to measure determinants of health, advance health equity, and improve health outcomes in Utah.
Seal Your Smile: A Step Toward Combatting Oral Health Disparities in UtahThis report provides the findings of a newly developed school-based sealant program conducted in schools on Salt Lake City's west side.
Cross-Cultural Education and Training: Oral Health Education Institutions in UtahThis 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 CareThis 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.
Utah Language Data ReportThis 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.
African American and Pacific Islander Postnatal Interview Study: How the Rest of their Lives Affects Pregnancies of Pacific Islanders and African Americans in UtahUtah's first-ever qualitative study with Utah African American and Pacific Islander mothers who have experienced an adverse birth outcome; this study focused on identifying social determinants of health factors.
OHE ArticlesSelections from the monthly data report series that highlight minority health issues.
June 2019: The Health Improvement Index, A Measure of Social Determinants of Health Affecting Utah Communities
December 2018: Seal Your Smile School-Based Sealant Program, Addressing Oral Health Disparities in Children and Cross-Cultural Education and Training of Oral Health Education Institutions in Utah
April 2018: It Takes a Village: Addressing Infant Mortality Disparities by Giving Utah Pacific Islander Babies the Best Chance
May 2017: Bridging Communities and Clinics: Addressing Geographic Disparities in Primary Care and Oral Health Services
April 2017: Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Mental/Behavioral Health
Mar. 2017: Program Outputs from "It Takes a Village" Pacific Islander Birth Outcomes Intervention
Feb. 2017: Measuring Health Disparities: Trends in Utah Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Data Resources: Health Rankings, Maps and Demographics
IBIS-PH: Utah’s Public Health Data ResourceUtah 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.
County Health Rankings and RoadmapsFind out how your county compares to others in individual health behaviors, education and jobs, quality of health care, and the environment.
U.S. Census: American FactFinderFind the latest census data.
American Community SurveyFind the latest census data.
Utah Health Status by Race and Ethnicity
Utah Health Status by Race and Ethnicity: 2021 Report
Utah Health Status by Race and Ethnicity: 2015 Report
Utah Health Status by Race and Ethnicity: 2010 Report
Utah Health Status by Race and Ethnicity: 2005 Report
Moving Forward in 2016: Fifteen Years of Health Data Trends by Race and Ethnicity for 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 IslandersThis 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/LatinosThis 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 AmericansThis 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.
Moving Forward in 2016: Fifteen Years of Health Data Trends by Race and Ethnicity for Utah AsiansThis 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 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.