The Student Health and Risk Prevention (SHARP) report summarizes the findings from the Utah Bi Annual Prevention Needs Assessment (PNA) Survey that was conducted as part of the Student Health and Risk Prevention (SHARP) Statewide Survey. The survey was administered to students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 in 39 school districts and 17 charter schools across Utah. ( Private school also sometimes choose to participate in the survey.) The results for this LSAA region are presented along with comparisons to 2013 and 2015 PNA survey results, as applicable. Further, in keeping with the vision that prevention services are designed to have a positive impact on the lives of individuals, efforts have been made to ensure that the PNA survey also gathers data on issues such as mental health and suicide, gang involvement, academic issues, health and fitness, and other prevention-related topics.
The Utah Board of Juvenile Justice's Risk and Protective factor Indicator Tool (RAPIT) exists to provide regional information. Through this website, users can view charts of indicators that will be useful for planning and evaluating substance abuse and delinquency prevention activities, as well as view specific risk and protective factors. Outcomes can be viewed by Grade and Gender or by Race.
Voices for Utah Children recently released thier annual data book Measures of Child Well-Being in Utah. These annual publications provide citizens, advocates, community leaders and policymakers with the most timely and comprehensive data regarding the health and well-being of Utah's children. Combined, these publications provide a look at how Utah compares to the rest of the nation, as well as a more in-depth picture of child well-being at the county level. Used together, these data books are a reliable source for accurate information that can help shape priorities and policies to improve the well-being of Utah's children.
The Utah Annual Report on Intergenerational Poverty, Welfare Dependency and the Use of Public Assistance is released every year by the Intergenerational Welfare Reform Commission. The report highlights data from multiple state agencies and provides the first progress analysis of the families initially identified as experiencing intergenerational poverty in 2012, when the initiative began.
The state of Utah has defined intergenerational poverty as individuals who utilize government assistance for 12 months or more as a child and again for 12 months or more as an adult. The analysis found that between 2012 and 2017, the group of adults experiencing intergenerational poverty decreased by 24 percent with an even greater decrease among children at 42 percent. In 2018, there were 39,487 adults and 53,861 children living in this cycle of poverty.