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Utah State Partnership Grant Program to Improve Minority Health

Grantee Information

Utah Department of Health
PO Box 142004 Salt Lake City, UT 84114
(801) 273-4136 (Phone)
(801) 536-0970 (Fax)

The Utah Department of Health's Center for Multicultural Health (CMH) seeks to improve the health of minority populations through data collection and dissemination, cultural competency training to public health agencies and health care providers, Cultural and Linguistically Appropriate Services assessment at local and state health departments' clinics, and technical assistance and capacity building for community-based organizations.

Grant Project Information

FY10 State Partnership Grant Program to Improve Minority Health
Owen Quinonez
(801) 273-4136


This State Partnership project seeks to eliminate health disparities among Utah's racial and ethnic minorities and address high rates of infant mortality and obesity, particularly among Latinos, African Americans and Asian/Pacific Islanders. The project activities include developing statewide coalitions to convene advisory boards that oversee implementation of a National Plan for Action, mobilize existing networks to address health disparities, assist communities in designing and delivering effective services to eliminate health disparities and expanding and reinforcing partnerships to reduce barriers and improve access to health through processes that coordinate cultural and linguistic care and services. Finally, the project will disseminate findings and reports and produce promotion messages. Intended outcomes include a reduced infant mortality rate and improved health behaviors, such as increased folic acid consumption. In addition, the project expects an increase in minority's access to health care and a reduction in the number of obese and overweight individuals. The department has identified baseline data and data sources for all outcome measures through state surveillance surveys and vital records, and will also collect information on the number of members on the advisory boards and networks, the number of completed assessments, reports, strategic plans and changes in attitudes and behaviors as a result of cultural competence training and health outreach activities.

OMH objective(s) towards which the project's results most contribute (check all that apply):

  • Increased awareness, education, and outreach to address racial/ethnic minority health and health disparities problems
  • Improved access to, and appropriate utilization of, health and other community-based services and systems through user-centered design for racial/ethnic minorities (e.g., health IT, culturally/ linguistically appropriate services, service provider education/ training, workforce diversity)
  • Strengthened leadership and coordination to leverage resources and enhance effectiveness and efficiency of individual and collective efforts (including, but not limited to, research and data)

Healthy People 2010 objectives or subobjectives (by number and name) towards which your project's results most contribute (see Appendix 3 of OMH's Evaluation Planning Guidelines):

1b) 1-5 Increase the proportion of persons with a usual primary care providers
1d 16-1 Reduce fetal and infant deaths
1f) 9-1 Increase the proportion of pregnancies that are intended
6) Number of partnerships facilitated and/or established to enhance coordination and collaboration of efforts to address minority health/health disparities problems
11) 19-5 Increase the proportion of persons aged 2 years and older who consume at least two daily servings of fruit

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