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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Utah
Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics, as well as Federally Qualified Health Centers located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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A Statewide Investigation of Geographic Lung Cancer Incidence Patterns and Radon Exposure in a Low-Smoking Population
Examines Utah Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER) data to describe smoking-adjusted lung cancer rates between nonmetropolitan and metropolitan counties by indoor radon levels, sex, and cancer stage. Compares lung cancer rates between Utah and all SEER sites. Includes statistics of nonmetropolitan and metropolitan Utah counties by race/ethnicity, smoking prevalence, education, income, and more.
Author(s): Judy Y. Ou, Brynn Fowler, Qian Ding, et al.
Citation: BMC Cancer, 18, 115
Date: 2018
Type: Document
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Community Health Workers Get Trained to Reduce Oral Health Disparities
Highlights programs serving the Navajo Nation, Texas colonias, and Appalachian Maryland that use community health workers to provide oral health education and improve access dental care.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Utah’s Dentist Workforce, 2017: A Study on the Supply and Distribution of Dentists in Utah
Analyzes the dental workforce, rural and urban, in Utah to assess supply and demand. Includes statistics, such as licensed dentists practicing status and demographic characteristics of dentists and patients. Covers dental practice characteristics, such as specialty, practice setting, geographic distribution, practice hours, and accessibility.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Utah Medical Education Council
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Utah's Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Workforce, 2017: A Study on the Supply and Distribution of APRNs in Utah
Provides a comprehensive overview of Utah's advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) workforce. Includes analysis of the fourth Utah Medical Education Council's (UMEC) APRN workforce survey. Covers topics such as certification, demographics, average income, education, distribution, supply and demand, practice setting, and more.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Utah Medical Education Council
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Supply of Nurses in Utah: The 2016 Survey of Utah’s Registered Nurses
Provides an overview of the registered nurse (RN) workforce in the state of Utah. Includes demographic statistics and practice characteristics. Covers information describing the level of education for Utah RNs and includes the distribution of RN workforce in rural areas. Discusses the future RN workforce needs.
Author(s): Elizabeth Nagelhout
Date: 09/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Utah Medical Education Council
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Utah’s Mental Health Workforce, 2016: A Study on the Supply and Distribution of Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psychologists in Utah
Provides an overview of the mental health workforce in the state of Utah. Includes demographic statistics, practice characteristics, and a breakdown of mental health profession by rural and urban. Covers policy recommendations to increase the mental health workforce.
Author(s): Jenna Christensen
Date: 01/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Utah Medical Education Council
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Utah's Physician Workforce, 2016: A Study on the Supply and Distribution of Physicians in Utah
Describes Utah's physician workforce composition, practice characteristics, rural and urban distribution, and supply and demand. Offers policy recommendations.
Author(s): Clark Ruttinger
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Utah Medical Education Council
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Rural Rotation Program: Utah Medical Education Council, 2007-2016
Provides county-level data on clinical rotations for advanced-practice nursing, pharmacy, physician, dental residents and physician assistant students in rural and undeserved areas of Utah since 2007.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Utah Medical Education Council
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Utah Dentist Workforce, 2015
Provides an overview of the dental workforce in the state of Utah. Includes demographic statistics, practice characteristics, and information on the dental workforce supply. Describes Utah's dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and challenges in providing dental care to underserved and rural populations. Covers policy recommendations to increase the dental workforce.
Author(s): Sri Koduri, Andrew Salt
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Utah Medical Education Council
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Utah’s Physician Assistant Workforce, 2015: A Study on the Supply and Distribution of PAs in Utah
Analyzes the physician assistant (PA) workforce in the state of Utah in order to assess current workforce supply, geographic distribution, emerging trends, and projected demand.
Author(s): Jenna Christensen, Clark Ruttinger
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Utah Medical Education Council
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Utah's Pharmacist Workforce, 2014
An analyses developed from a survey of licensed pharmacists within the state of Utah to assess the supply and demand, demographic and geographic distribution, and workforce trends in rural and urban areas of the state.
Author(s): Jaron Halford
Date: 2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Utah Medical Education Council
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Utah Rural Health Plan
Describes Utah’s rural health system, the organizations comprising its healthcare safety net, and the environment in which those organizations provide healthcare services. Prioritizes specific rural issues identified by rural hospital surveys, rural health assessments, and interviews with key rural health stakeholders.
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Utah Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Utah's Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Workforce, 2013: A Study on the Supply and Distribution of APRNs in Utah
Provides an overview of the advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) workforce in the state of Utah. Includes demographic statistics, practice characteristics, and policy recommendations. Covers information on APRN practice settings by rural versus urban. Describes the current workforce and future needs.
Author(s): Clark Ruttinger, Sri Koduri
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Utah Medical Education Council
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Cancer-Rates.info
Contains cancer incidence and mortality data for a number of states, with the option to view data by county, cancer type, gender, race and ethnicity, and in most cases, rural/urban geography.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: University of Kentucky
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Rural Health Update
A newsletter providing policy updates, resources, events, and funding opportunities focused on rural health and primary care issues in the state of Utah.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Utah Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Utah Health Centers: Data and Maps
Provides maps of Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) locations and communities experiencing shortages of primary care physicians. Also includes information on the populations served by health centers, services provided, staff, and patient visits.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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ERS State Fact Sheet: Utah
State-level data on population, poverty, food security, educational attainment, employment, and income. Includes data for rural areas, urban areas, and the state as a whole.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Utah KIDS COUNT Data Center (KCDC)
Provides data on child well-being for the state. Covers demographics, economic well-being, education, family and community, health, and safety and risky behaviors. Some data available by county.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Annie E. Casey Foundation
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Utah QuickFacts
State-level data on demographics, housing, income, and other social determinants of health, with the option to add data for counties and cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more. Includes information from multiple U.S. Census Bureau censuses, surveys, and programs.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Utah State Health Facts
State-level data on demographics, health status, healthcare costs and access, healthcare providers, and more.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Additional resources are available. See a full list of Utah Resources.


Last Updated: 9/7/2018