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Rural-Urban Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Survival and Risk among Men in Utah: A Statewide Population-Based Study
Assesses rural-urban disparities in potential risk factors for colorectal cancer (CRC) survival for males in a statewide Utah study. Discusses Risk factors for CRC survival such as diagnosis at older ages, overweight, and smoking. Includes demographic breakdowns according to race, ethnicity, age, and educational level, among others.
Author(s): Charles R. Rogers, Brenna E. Blackburn, Matthew Huntington, et al.
Citation: Cancer Causes Control, 31(3), 241-253
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
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Mental Health Training and Technical Assistance Needs: Findings, Implications, and Summary of a Survey of Probation and Parole Officers in Region 8
Highlights a study on the mental health and substance use training and technical assistance needs of parole and probation officers in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado. Breaks down survey data by age, gender, and rural versus urban employment, among other measures. Features one-page summaries for each state.
Additional links: Colorado Summary, Montana Summary, North Dakota Summary, South Dakota Summary, Utah Summary, Wyoming Summary
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
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Rural Rotation Program: Utah Medical Education Council, 2007-2020
Report provides data on clinical rural rotations for medical and dental residents, pharmacy students, physician assistants, advanced practice registered nurse students, and medical students, from 2007-2020.
Date: 2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Utah Medical Education Council
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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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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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Utah's Physician Assistant Workforce, 2019: A Study on the Supply and Distribution of PAs in Utah
An overview of Utah's physician assistant (PA) workforce, based on results of a 2018 survey. Features statistics including the percentages of Utah PAs who have a rural background and who work in rural areas.
Author(s): Jerry Bounsanga
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Utah Medical Education Council
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Last Updated: 2/8/2024