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Public Health Outcome Measures Report

Utah Department of Health Logo W. David Patton, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Utah Department of Health

About this Report

The 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:
  • Track and evaluate progress toward goals
  • Enhance performance-orientation and overall accountability
  • Develop, focus, and streamline data collection and reporting capacity
  • Provide comprehensive information of Utah's health and health care system
  • Guide policy decisions, priorities and long-range strategic plans

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: chdata@utah.gov Phone: (801) 538-9191



Content updated: April 2014
The information provided above is from the Utah Department of Health's Center for Health Data IBIS-PH web site (http://ibis.health.utah.gov). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: "Retrieved Thu, 30 October 2014 6:10:57 from Utah Department of Health, Center for Health Data, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site: http://ibis.health.utah.gov".

Content updated: Tue, 1 Apr 2014 14:13:32 MDT