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Suicide and Firearm Injury in Utah: Linking Data to Save Lives
Report highlights data pertaining to suicides, homicides, and injuries from firearms in Utah. Compares data between rural and metro areas on a number of measures, such as suicides among youth, firearm ownership and storage, and suicide completion rates, among others.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
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Rural-Metropolitan Disparities in Ovarian Cancer Survival: A Statewide Population-based Study
Examines rural-urban disparities in ovarian cancer survival rates in Utah. Assesses other factors related to differences in all-cause mortality among participants of this study, including age, weight, and baseline comorbidities.
Author(s): Jihye Park, Brenna E. Blackburn, Kerry Rowe, et al.
Citation: Annals of Epidemiology, 28(6), 377-384
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
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Disparities in Cancer Survival and Incidence by Metropolitan Versus Rural Residence in Utah
Examines differences in cancer incidence and 5-year cancer survival rates by metro and nonmetro Utah counties. Includes analysis describing disparities in cancer risk factors. Table 1 provides statistics on cancer patients living in rural and urban areas by race, treatment, age at diagnosis, stage, and insurance status. Table 3 compares 5-year cancer survival rates for metro and nonmetro counties.
Author(s): Mia Hashibe, Anne C. Kirchhoff, Deanna Kepka, et al.
Citation: Cancer Medicine, 7(4), 1490-1497
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
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Promising Practice: Utah SORH Saves Rural Hospital by Obtaining GDSA Certification
Illustrates how the Utah Office of Primary Care and Rural Health found a solution to maintain Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) status for a Rural Health Clinic (RHC), in the process of being built but in danger of losing its federal designation, by applying for a Governor's Designated Shortage Area (GDSA) status.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Utah's Genetic Counselor Workforce, 2018: A Study on the Supply and Distribution of Genetic Counselors in Utah
An overview of Utah's genetic counselor workforce, based on results of a 2017 survey. Features statistics including the percentage of Utah genetic counselors who have a rural background.
Author(s): Jenna Christensen
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Utah Health Workforce Information Center
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Utah's Pharmacist Workforce, 2018
Analyzes 2017 survey data of licensed Utah pharmacists to assess the supply and demand, demographic and geographic distribution, and workforce trends in rural and urban areas of the state.
Author(s): Sydney Groesbeck
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Utah Health Workforce Information Center
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Utah's Occupational Therapy Workforce, 2018: A Study on the Supply and Distribution of Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants in Utah
Analyzes Utah's occupational therapy (OT) workforce in 2017. Includes statistics on demographics, practice characteristics, rural and urban practice setting, and county-level information on the OT workforce compared to the county population. Discusses future needs, supply, and demand for OT workforce in Utah. Offers policy recommendations to strengthen the rural workforce.
Author(s): Andrew Salt
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Utah Health Workforce Information Center
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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 in Utah to assess supply and demand in urban and rural areas. 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.
Author(s): Jenna Christensen
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Utah Health Workforce Information Center
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Last Updated: 2/15/2024