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Resources by State: Utah

An Analysis of Utah's Emergency Department Non-traumatic Dental Visits 2007-2017
Report explores the non-traumatic oral healthcare visits handled by emergency departments in Utah from 2007 to 2017. Looks at data by rural and urban hospital location, diagnosis, and payers, among other measures.
Author(s): Michelle Martin, Michelle Silver, Brittney Okada, et al.
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Utah Department of Health and Human Services
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Maternal and Child Health Assessment for American Indians and Alaska Natives Using a Women, Infants, and Children Program in Utah
Reports on the health indicators of pregnant and postpartum mothers, infants, and children within American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities from 2014-2018. Data presented is derived from the Utah Department of Health's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Offers recommendations from professional healthcare organizations to improve the health of AI/AN pregnant and postpartum mothers, infants, and children.
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., Tribal Epidemiology Center, Utah Department of Health and Human Services
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How Will Medicaid Work Requirements Affect Hospitals' Finances?
Examines the potential financial impact of approved or pending Medicaid Section 1115 demonstration waivers that include work requirements on hospitals in 18 states. Includes a section on the potential impact on rural hospitals' operating margins. Updates a March 2019 report of the same title covering 13 states.
Author(s): Randy Haught, Allen Dobson, Joan DaVanzo
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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Toolkit: State Strategies to Support Older Adults Aging in Place in Rural Areas
Describes state initiatives helping older rural adults age in place by supporting services allowing them to remain in their homes. Strategies are focused around building the workforce, increasing access to services in rural areas, and addressing social determinants of health. Includes examples of programs that have already been implemented as well as emerging ideas from several states across the country.
Author(s): Neva Kaye, Kristina Long
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Health Resources and Services Administration, National Academy for State Health Policy, National Organizations of State and Local Officials
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Utah's Mental Health System - A Collaborative Endeavor of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute and the Utah Hospital Association
Report details the mental health status in Utah. Highlights rates of mental health treatment among adults, youth depression and suicide indicators, and total student suicide risk by year. Features county level data and compares rural and urban counties.
Author(s): Laura Summers, Dianne Meppen, Samantha Ball
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
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Dentistry in the Navajo Nation: Q&A with Dr. Crystal Willie Sekaquaptewa
An interview with the first Native American to work as a dentist in the Utah Navajo Health System. Discusses the importance of patient education and cultural competency.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Utah Critical Access Hospital Community Profiles
Provides an overview of the 30 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in Utah. Reports on 30 health indicators for the communities and surrounding areas served by each CAH.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Utah Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Prognostic Factors for Rural Endometrial Cancer Patients in a Population-Based Cohort
Examines rural-urban differences in prognostication of endometrial cancer and mortality rates among 2,994 endometrial cancer patients in Utah between 1997 and 2012. Analyzes healthcare data from the Utah Population Database, which includes EMR data from the University of Utah Healthcare and Intermountain Healthcare, two of the largest healthcare providers in the state.
Author(s): Brenna E. Blackburn, Sean Soissan, Kerry Rowe, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 19, 921
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
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Rising from the Ashes: How Trauma-Informed Care Nurtures Healing in Rural America
Provides an overview of trauma-informed care and how it is provided in rural communities. Highlights the provision of trauma-informed care in a rural California community after wildfires, in a Wyoming pediatrician's clinic, and by rural nurses providing assault exams with support from experts via telehealth.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Hospital-Based Incident Command Systems: Small and Rural Hospitals
Provides slides and additional links from a webinar featuring case studies of how rural, Indian Health Service, and Critical Access Hospitals responded to emergencies and used Incident Command Systems in Tennessee, Nebraska, Texas, South Dakota, Georgia, and Utah. Features training examples and actual situations - shooting incidents, school bus accidents, water contamination, and more - addressing challenges faced and lessons learned.
Date: 03/2019
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response
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