Utah Data Resources

According to sections 330(k)(2) and 330(k)(3)(J) of the Public Health Service Act, CHCs must periodically document the needs of their target populations and update their service areas. The following resources provide needs assessment information on national, state, and county levels, with a focus on data appropriate for Utah CHCs.

Asthma Data and Surveillance Reports
Utah Department of Health
Information about the cost of asthma care in Utah with burden reports and more

Basic Economic Security
Wider Opportunities for Women
Family economic security and self-sufficiency standards

Census Quick Facts
US Census Bureau
Utah state and county demographic, economic, and geographic facts

Center for Health Data (CHD)
Utah Department of Health
Health and health care information including CHD publications

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute
Health rankings of every county within a state based on overall health, health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment, including maps, tables, and county-level data

Data and Reports
Utah Department of Health & Human Services – Health Equity
Utah health data and demographics maps, reports, and resources

Health Facts
Kaiser Family Foundation
National and by state data regarding demographics, economics, health status, health coverage, Medicaid and CHIP, Medicare, health costs and budgets, health insurance and managed care, providers and service use, minority health, women’s health, and HIV/AIDS, providing graphs, tables, maps, rankings, and comparisons

Health Information Gateway (formerly Quick Health Data Online)
Office on Women’s Health
Health, access to care, and demographic data available by state and region

Health Plan Performance Report/Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS)
Utah Department of Health
2010 Utah HEDIS contains information about the performance of Utah’s commercial and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), as well as Medicaid health plans

Health Profession Shortage Areas
Utah Department of Health
Maps, definitions, and facts about Utah’s HPSAs, MUAs, and MUPs

HRSA’s Health Care Programs Data & Maps
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
HRSA programs, grants, health centers, National Health Service Corps members, and 340B program participating providers by state and county

Indicator-based Information System for Public Health (IBIS-PH)
Utah Department of Health
Point of access system to a variety of Utah health information, including reports, health measures, and numeric public health data

Kids Count Data Center
Annie E Casey Foundation
Profiles, rankings, maps, trend graphs by topic, and raw data with over 100 measures of child well-being

Mapping the 2010 US Census
The New York Times
Browse population growth and decline, changes in racial and ethnic concentrations, and patterns of housing development by county

Rural Assistance Center (RAC)
Customizable maps of information concerning FQHC/HPSA/MUA/MUPs, minorities, Medicare, long term care, population change, poverty/income levels, rural health clinics, uninsured persons, and other categories

Office of Health Care Statistics
Utah Department of Health
Utah health care data and statistics publications and products

Primary Care Association (PCA)
Association for Utah Community Health (AUCH)
Utah’s PCA

Primary Care Office (PCO)
Utah Department of Health, Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
Utah’s PCO

Public Health Informatics
Utah Department of Health, Office of Public Health Informatics
Information and statistics for Utah’s public health surveillance, service, and learning

Rural Health Resources
Rural health information including state contacts, organizations, tools, maps, funding information, documents, journals, and news for the state

State Level Health Center Data & Maps
National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
Utah maps and data, including state fact sheet, state map, and key health center data
(Click on, or select Utah from the list.)

State Profile
National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) MidContinental Region
Information on Utah’s community health, rural health, grants, underserved populations, and demographics

State Profile
Trust for America’s Health (TFAH)
Public health data per state on adult health indicators, child and adolescent health facts, health profession shortage, public health preparedness, public health funding, and economics

Vital Records and Statistics
Utah Department of Health
Vital statistics and instructions on how to obtain data compiled for statistical purposes