Report highlights health disparities in Utah

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A new study from the Utah Department of Health highlights health disparities across Utah by it’s legislative districts.

The Department of Health says the report is the first of its kind in Utah and demonstrates that not all districts experience health issues in the same way.

According to the UDOH Office of Health Disparities, health disparities are more than poor health outcomes. A disparity implies that the poor health outcome is avoidable, unfair, and unjust and closely linked to economic, socio-cultural, environmental, and geographic disadvantage. 

The report shows 75% of Senate districts and 60% of House districts are experiencing some type of health disparities. When adverse health outcomes are combined with health disparities, the number of impacted Senate and House districts increases to 90%. 

To read the full report you can follow this link

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