Thursday, December 16, 2010

An Opportunity to Hear Pacific Islander Voices In Utah

Did you know that…
  • Utah Pacific Islander babies are nearly twice as likely to die before their first birthday as babies statewide.
  • Pacific Islanders have the highest diabetes death rate of all Utah groups, due in part to the fact that 75% of Utah Pacific Islanders are overweight.
  • Almost three times as many Utah Pacific Islanders are uninsured today compared to five years ago.
…but you can help!

The Utah Department of Health will contact Utah Pacific Islanders during the months of December 2010‐March 2011 to learn more about how to address health problems in the Utah Pacific Islander community. 

You may be asked to respond to a telephone survey, participate in a discussion group, or fill out an online survey. Your participation is completely voluntary and confidential.

Your responses will help the Utah Department of Health learn how to best prevent health problems in the Utah Pacific Islander community and the results of this study will be used to direct funding to outreach for Utah Pacific Islanders beginning in spring of 2011.

If you would like more information, contact the Utah Department of Health, Center for Multicultural Health: or 801-273-4140.

Thank you for your willingness to make a difference in your community.

Click here for a printable version of this announcement.

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