Utah Health Status by Race and Ethnicity 2015 presents information on “health disparities” as they impact racial and ethnic populations in Utah. A “health disparity” exists whenever the health status on a given measure in one or more racial/ethnic populations is found to be different from other groups. The principal objective of the UDOH Office of Health Disparities (OHD) is to eliminate health disparities that disproportionately impact underserved, underrepresented, and vulnerable populations. This report is intended to serve as a guide for UDOH programs, public health professionals, medical providers, community members, and anyone who is interested in addressing health disparities, to assist in decision-making, planning, and implementation of evidence-based interventions and community-based participatory research.]
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Tobacco related illnesses the number one cause of death in our community” For decades health professionals and consumer advocates have been sounding the alarm about the harmful, adverse effects of smoking on the human body. Advocacy efforts have made in-roads over the years by bringing attention to the chemicals that go into the cigarette manufacturing process and their potentially harmful nature. Surgeon General Dr. Terry, published the first report on “Smoking and Health” in 1964.