Salt Lake City, Utah

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Joseph Miner, MD, MSPH – Executive Director, Utah Department of Health
    • (801) 538-6111
  • Gary Edwards, MS – Executive Director, Salt Lake County Health Department
  • Dorothy Adams, MPA, LEHS— Deputy Director, Salt Lake County Health Department
  • Salt Lake County Health Department: General Information
    • (385) 468-4100
  • Salt Lake City, City Council:
    • District 1: James Roger
    • District 2: Andrew Johnston
    • District 3: Chris Wharton
    • District 4: Ana Valdemoros
    • District 5:  Erin Mendenhall
    • District 6: Charlie Luke
    • District 7: Amy Fowler

Cancer

  • From 2011-2015, the number of average annual cancer cases in men were 1,899 in Salt Lake County, Utah.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 446.5/per 100,000 (0.446%).

Prostate Cancer

  • From 2011-2015, the number of average annual prostate cancer cases in men were 474 in Jackson County, Oregon.
  • This is an age-adjusted rate of 107.4/per 100,000 (0.107%)

Testicular Cancer

  • In 2009, there were a reported 47 cases of testicular cancer in Salt Lake County, Utah.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 8.43/per 100,000 (0.0084%) compared to Utah’s 6.81 (.0068%)
  • Resources:
    • Huntsman Cancer Foundation: a nonprofit which uses donations to further treatment, education and research being conducted at the Huntsman Cancer Institute
      • (801) 587-7000

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, Salt Lake County recorded a 180.7 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.18%).

Stroke

  • From 2014-2016, Salt Lake County recorded a 38.9 stroke death rate per 100,000 in men (0.038%).
  • Resources:
    • Cardiovascular Center: The Cardiovascular Center at University of Utah Health is located inside University of Utah Hospital on the east side of Salt Lake City. Heart care ranging from cardiology to heart surgery and care for vascular diseases (circulation) are all provided at the center. There are both inpatient and outpatient services—hospital and clinic services.
      • (801) 585-7676

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Utah Diabetes and Endocrinology Center: University of Utah Health offers diabetes management services at multiple locations. Utah Diabetes and Endocrinology Center helps diabetes patients, by reducing complications and suffering with the end goal of ultimately preventing diabetes.
      • (801) 581-7761

*Pre-Diabetes

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 499 men in Utah committed suicide. (Population: 1,561,688)
  • Age-adjusted death rate: 34.14/per 100,000 (0.034%)
  • Resources:
    • Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition: The Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition is a partnership of community members, suicide survivors, service providers, researchers, and others dedicated to saving lives and advancing suicide prevention efforts in Utah
      • (800) 273-8255

*Obesity

  • In 2017, 26.1% of men in Utah were diagnosed with diabetes.
  • Utah’s adult obesity rate is 25.3%
    • Source Citation:  Source: Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The State of Obesity 2018. Washington, D.C.: 2018.

*state statistics