Public Health Outcome Measures Report
W. David Patton, Ph.D.
Utah Department of Health
About this ReportThe Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Public Health Outcome Measures Report (PHOM) is intended to provide easy access to up-to-date information about Utah's priority public health objectives in an easily accessible online format.
The 105 public health measures (also known as indicators) included in this report are drawn from over 180 'Indicator Reports' that form the heart of the Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health (IBIS-PH) website. Many of the PHOM Indicators utilize the National Healthy People 2020 (HP2020) objectives that include national targets for the year 2020. In some cases, we use the same targets in Utah and in other cases, such as the adult smoking rate that already has met the HP2020 national target, we develop our own targets. This information is included in each of the Indicator Reports with HP2020 objectives.
In addition, the Indicators provide standard information about why the measure is important, how we are doing, and what is being done to address the topic.
Staff throughout UDOH, often in consultation with public health partners, chose these measures to best promote an understanding of the health status of the Utah population. The Utah Department of Health regularly examines these outcome measures to:
The current UDOH strategic plan is available at: http://health.utah.gov/about/documents/StrategicPlan_2014.pdf. It represents the work of public health professionals who have carefully considered and prioritized how UDOH can best contribute to public health in Utah.
Use the Table of Contents to navigate through the report.
For more information, please contact the Utah Department of Health, Center for Health Data and Informatics Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (801) 538-9191
Content updated: April 2014