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Local Health Department Infrastructure Study, 1999-2000: [United States]

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Brown, Carol K. (National Association of County and City Health Officials)
  • Fraser, Michael R. (National Association of County and City Health Officials)
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Free Keywords
community health; government agencies; health care services; health departments; health expenditures; organizational structure; public health; United States
  • Abstract

    The purpose of this survey was to address the paucity of current data on the United States' local public health infrastructure and to advance understanding of the many ways local public health agencies contribute to keeping the nation's population and environment healthy. The survey collected information on local health department (LHD) characteristics (e.g., type of jurisdiction served, office to which the LHD reported directly, total expenditures, and sources of the LHD's total budget), priority program areas, and public health services provided directly or through contracts with others. Additional data cover LHD workforce composition, staffing needs, workforce training, and partnerships and collaborations with other groups and organizations, such as state or federal agencies, hospitals, HMOs, community health centers, universities, community-based organizations, professional associations, faith communities/churches, and business/private corporations. LHDs also reported on completion of community health assessments and development of community health improvement plans.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1999 / 2000
    Time period: 1999--2000
  • 1999 / 2000
    Collection date: 1999--2000
Sampled Universe
Local health departments (LHDs) in the United States. An LHD is defined as "an administrative or service unit of local or state government, concerned with health, and carrying some responsibility for the health of a jurisdiction smaller than the state."
Stratified probability sampling.
Collection Mode
  • (1) The Stata file was generated by Stata, Version 7. (2) The data map is provided by ICPSR as an ASCII text file and the codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

Funding insitution(s): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (32253).
One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3185 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • (author unknown). Local Public Health Agency Infrastructure: A Chartbook. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2001.
    • ID: (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Brown, Carol K.; Fraser, Michael R. (2001): Local Health Department Infrastructure Study, 1999-2000: [United States]. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.