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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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Utah's Medically Underserved Areas and Populations (MUA/Ps)
County-level map showing Medically Underserved Populations and Medically Underserved Areas in Utah.
Date: 07/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
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 Mental Health Health Professional Shortage Areas
County-level map showing geographic, population, and high needs geographic Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas in Utah.
Date: 03/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Utah Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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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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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 Medical Education Council
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Last Updated: 12/8/2022