Department of Health, Utah

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The Department of Health is an agency in Utah.

The purpose of the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) is to protect and promote the health of Utahans by preventing illness, injury, disability and premature death and providing access to health care.[1] Programs include Medicaid and CHIP, educational campaigns, emergency services, preparedness, and immunization.

Budget

Fiscal Year 2011 Operating Totals:[2]

Program Allocations
Medicaid $1.9 billion
Family Health & Preparedness $121.6 million
Children’s Health Insurance Program $79.9 million
Executive Director’s Operations $17.1 million
Total $2,165,130,000

Programs

The state's Medicaid program, administered through the UDOH, had an operating budget of $1.9 billion for fiscal year 2011 and provided health care for 200,000 persons.[2]

The Family Health and Preparedness division had an operating budget of $121.6 million for fiscal year 2011. The program served 8,913 children through the Baby Watch/Early Intervention program and provided primary care services to more than 20,000 medically underserved persons.

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) had an operating budget of $79.9 million for fiscal year 2011 and provided health and dental care to 40,000 children.

The Disease Control and Prevention division had an operating budget of $60.8 million for fiscal year 2011 and investigated 8,145 communicable diseases, performed more than 2,000 autopsies and tested 99 percent of all newborns in Utah for 37 heritable conditions.

Executive Director’s Operations had an operating budget of $17.1 million for fiscal year 2011 and issued 84,962 birth, marriage, and other vital record certificates.

Transparency

Contact information is provided for the Department.[3]

Open Records information and salary information for department staff are not listed.


External links

References

  1. Mission
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fiscal Year 2011 State Budget Summary
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