Utah Code > Title 26 > Chapter 7 > § 26-7-2 - Center for Multicultural Health -- Duties
Current as of: 2010
(1) As used in this section, "multicultural and minority health issues" means health, including mental and oral health, issues of particular interest to cultural, ethnic, racial, or other subpopulations, including:
(a) disparities in:
(i) disease incidence, prevalence, morbidity, mortality, treatment, and treatment response; and
(ii) access to care; and
(b) cultural competency in the delivery of health care.
(2) There is created within the department the Center for Multicultural Health.
(3) The Center for Multicultural Health shall:
(a) promote and coordinate the research, data production and dissemination, education, and health promotion activities of the department, local health departments, local mental health authorities, public schools, community-based organizations, Indian tribes, and other organizations within the state as they relate to multicultural and minority health issues;
(b) assist in the development and implementation of programs to address multicultural and minority health issues;
(c) promote the dissemination and use of information on multicultural and minority health issues by minority populations, health care providers, and others;
(d) seek federal funding and other resources to accomplish its mission;
(e) provide technical assistance to entities within the state seeking funding to study or address multicultural and minority health issues;
(f) develop and increase the capacity of the center to:
(i) ensure the delivery of qualified timely culturally appropriate translation services across all department programs; and
(ii) provide, where appropriate, linguistically competent translation and communication services for limited English proficiency individuals;
(g) provide staff assistance to any advisory committee created by the department to study multicultural and minority health issues; and
(h) annually report to the Legislature on its activities and accomplishments.
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