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National Profile of Local Health Departments, 2008

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Leep, Carolyn J.
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Profile of Local Health Departments Series
Publication Date
2010-05-05
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Publisher
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Language
English
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
community health; health care services; health departments; health planning; local government; public health
Description
  • Abstract

    Conducted by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the purpose of this survey of local health departments (LHDs) was to advance and support the development of a database for LHDs to describe and understand their structure, function, and capacities. Each LHD in the United States received a questionnaire with a set of core questions. In addition, some of the LHDs received one of three randomly assigned modules of supplemental questions. The core questions covered jurisdictional information, governance, funding, workforce (staffing levels, occupations employed, top executive education and licensure, and percentages of staff by gender, race, and Hispanic origin), LHD activities, health disparities, and community health assessment and planning. The surveyed LHD activities include immunization, screening for diseases and conditions, treatment for communicable diseases, maternal and child health, epidemiology and surveillance activities, and regulation, inspection and/or licensing activities. Topics covered by Module 1 include awareness and use of NACCHO's operational definition of a functional local health department, familiarity with a voluntary national accreditation program (VNAP) for state and local health departments, LHD promotional activities, use of the logo and tagline that NACCHO developed for local governmental public health, and characteristics of LHD Web sites. Module 2 examined human resources, awareness and use of core competencies related to public health, interaction with academic institutions, internal agency strategic planning, sharing of resources with other LHDs, and information technology. Finally, Module 3 asked about community health assessment and health improvement planning, essential services and activities, land use planning, policy-making and advocacy, partnership and collaboration with other organizations, and access to health care services.
  • Methods

    Response Rates: The study had a response rate of 83 percent, or 2,332 of 2,794 LHDs in the United States.
  • Abstract

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Public-Use Version of the Data
    • DS2: Restricted-Use Version of the Data
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2008
  • Collection date: 2008
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All LHDs in the United States. LHDs were defined as administrative or service units of local or state government concerned with health and carrying some responsibility for the health of a jurisdiction smaller than the state. Hawaii and Rhode Island were excluded because their state health departments operate on behalf of local public health and have no sub-state units.
Sampling
The survey attempted to interview all LHDs in the United States.
Note
2020-02-24 Online variable search capabilities have been added for this study.2014-07-02 The Public-Use Data Agreement has been revised. Funding institution(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U50/CCU302718, U38/HM000449-01). Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (61911).
Availability
Delivery
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
  • 26962 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR26962.v2
Publications
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  • Ye, Jiali, Leep, Carolyn, Newman, Sarah. Reductions of budgets, staffing, and programs among local health departments: Results from NACCHO's Economic Surveillance Surveys, 2009-2013. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.21, (2), 126-133.2015.
    • ID: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000074 (DOI)
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    • ID: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302281 (DOI)
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  • Elligers, Julia J.. Bureaucrat Politiking: An Examination of Local Health Officials and Their Local Health Departments. Dissertation, University of Maryland. 2014.
  • Elligers, Julia Joh. Bureaucrat Politicking: An Examination of Local Health Officials and Their Local Health Departments. Dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park. 2014.
  • Leak, Chikarlo R.. Forging Partnerships between Local Health Departments and Community-Based Organizations to Address the Obesity Epidemic. Dissertation, University of California Los Angeles. 2014.
  • Leider, Jonathon P., Shah, Gulzar H., Castrucci, Brian C., Leep, Carolyn J., Sellers, Katie, Sprague, James B.. Changes in public health workforce composition: Proportion of part-time workforce and its correlates, 2008-2013. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.47, (5), S331-S336.2014.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.amepre.2014.07.017 (DOI)
  • Morris, Michael E.. A Longitudinal Examination of Florida Local Public Health Investment's Influence on Targeted Health Outcomes. dissertation, University of Florida. 2014.
  • Rodriguez, Hector P., McCullough, Jeffrey Mac, Hsuan, Charleen. Local health department collaborative capacity to improve population health. Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research.3, (4), 1-7.2014.
    • ID: 10.2105/AJPH.2015.302574e4 (DOI)
  • Vest, Joshua R., Issel, L. Michele. Factors related to public health data sharing between local and state health departments. Health Services Research.49, (1 pt.2), 373-391.2014.
    • ID: 10.1111/1475-6773.12138 (DOI)
  • Bellamy, Jim. The Uptake of Emergency Preparedness Training at the Local Level: The TRAIN Experience. Dissertation, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. 2013.
  • DiGiacomo, Michelle, Davidson, Patricia M., Abbott, Penelope, Delaney, Patricia, Dharmendra, Tessa, McGrath, Sarah J., Delaney, Joanne, Vincent, Frank. Childhood disability in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: A literature review. International Journal for Equity in Health.12, (7), 1-18.2013.
    • ID: 10.1186/1475-9276-12-7 (DOI)
  • Dunbar, Matthew, Pantazis, Athena, Bekemeier, Betty. Understanding local health department service philosophy: A latent class analysis of NACCHO profile data. 141st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association.Boston, MA. 2013.
  • Harris, Jenine K., Meuller, Nancy L.. Policy activity and policy adoption in rural, suburban, and urban local health departments. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.19, (2), e1-e8.2013.
    • ID: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e318252ee8c (DOI)
  • Hatala, Jeffrey J.. Factors Associated with LPHA Participation in Obesity Prevention. Dissertation, University of South Carolina. 2013.
  • Langeler, Christopher Jod. Assessing the Relationship between Local Health Department Workforce Diversity and Health Disparity Elimination Activities. Thesis, Vanderbilt University. 2013.
    • ID: http://etd.library.vanderbilt.edu/available/etd-05272013-143444/unrestricted/Langeler_Masters_Thesis.pdf (URL)
  • Langeller, Christopher J.. Assessing the Relationship Between Local Health Department Workforce Diversity and Health Disparity Elimination Activities. Thesis, Vanderbilt University. 2013.
  • Luo, Huabin, Sotnikov, Sergey, Shah, Gulzar, Galuska, Deborah A, Zhang, Xinzhi. Variation in delivery of the 10 essential public health services by local health departments for obesity control in 2005 and 2008. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.19, (1), 53-61.2013.
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  • Mathis, Arlesia, Barnes, Priscilla A., Shah, Gulzar H.. Assessing gaps in the maternal and child health safety net. Population Health Management.16, (4), 270-275.2013.
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  • O'Keefe, Kaitlin, Shafir, Shira, Shoaf, Kimberley. Local health department epidemiologic capacity: A stratified cross-sectional assessment describing the quantity, education, training, and perceived competencies of epidemiologic staff. Frontiers in Public Health.1, (64), 2013.
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  • Ransom, James. The Role of Agency in Community Health Outcomes: Local Health Departments and Childhood Immunization Coverage Rates. Dissertation, Antioch University. 2013.
  • Vest, Joshua R., Issel, L. Michele. Data Sharing Between Local Health and State Health Departments: Developing and Describing a Typology of Data Gaps. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.19, (4), 357-365.2013.
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  • Yang, Youngran, Bekemeier, Betty. Using more activities to address health disparities: Local health departments and their 'top executives'. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.19, (2), 153-161.2013.
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  • Yeager, Valerie, Menachemi, Nir, Ginter, Peter, Sen, Bisakha P., Savage, Grant T., Beitsch, Leslie. Environmental factors and quality improvement in county and local health departments. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.19, (3), 240-249.2013.
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  • Bekemeier, Betty, Dunbar, Matthew, Bryan, Matthew, Morris, Michael. Local health departments and specific maternal and child health expenditures: Relationships between spending and need. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.18, (6), 615-622.2012.
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  • Leider, Jonathon P., Sellers, Katie, Shah, Gulzar, Pearsol, Jim, Jarris, Paul E.. Public health spending in 2008: On the challenge of integrating PHSSR data sets and the need for harmonization. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.18, (4), 355-363.2012.
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  • Parker, Andrew M., Shelton, Shoshana R., Morganti, Kristy Gonzalez, Nelson, Christopher. Assessing relationships between state and local public health organizations: Evidence from the NACCHO 2008 profile of local health departments. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.18, (2), 156-159.2012.
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  • Vest, Joshua R., Menachemi, Nir, Ford, Eric W.. Governance's role in local health departments' information system and technology usage. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.18, (2), 160-168.2012.
    • ID: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e318226c9ef (DOI)
  • Wiesman, John M.. Succession Planning and Management Practice in Washington State Local Public Health Agencies: The Current Situation and Recommendations for Better Practice. dissertation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 2012.
  • Yeager, Valerie A.. Studies in Public Health Systems and Services Research: Three Papers Examining the Market Environment, Quality Improvement, and Community Partnerships. dissertation, University of Alabama at Birmingham. 2012.
  • Baum, Nancy M., DesRoches, Catherine, Campbell, Eric G., Goold, Susan Dorr. Resource allocation in public health practice: A national survey of local public health officials. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.17, (3), 265-274.2011.
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  • Crescioni-Benitez, Mabel. Characteristics of Local Health Departments in Arizona and Their Association to Health Outcomes. dissertation, University of Arizona. 2011.
  • Leep, Carolyn, Robin, Nathalie, Shah, Gulzar. Using the National Profile of Local Health Departments study for enumerating the local health department workforce. 139th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition (APHA 2011).Washington, DC. 2011.
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  • Mays, Glen P., Smith, Sharla A.. Evidence links increases in public health spending to declines in preventable deaths. Health Affairs.30, (8), 1585-1593.2011.
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  • National Association of County and City Health Officials Profile Study Team. Change in Size of Local Health Department Workforce: Longitudinal Analysis of 2008 and 2010 Profile Data. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2011.
  • Baum, Nancy M.. Resource Allocation in Public Health Practice. dissertation, University of Michigan. 2010.
  • Beitsch, Leslie M., Leep, Carolyn, Shah, Gulzar, Brooks, Robert G., Pestronk, Robert M.. Quality improvement in local health departments: Results of the NACCHO 2008 Survey. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.16, (1), 49-54.2010.
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  • National Association of County and City Health Officials. The Local Health Department Workforce: Findings from the 2008 National Profile of Local Health Departments. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2010.
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials. Trends in Local Health Department Finances, Workforce, and Activities: Findings from the 2005 and 2008 National Profile of Local Health Departments Studies. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2010.
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  • National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2008 National Profile of Local Health Departments. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2009.
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials. Arizona Local Health Departments: Findings from the 2008 National Profile of Local Health Departments Study. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2009.
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials. Arkansas Local Health Departments: Findings from the 2008 National Profile of Local Health Departments Study. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2009.
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials. Florida Local Health Departments: Findings from the 2008 National Profile of Local Health Departments Study. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2009.
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials. Idaho Local Health Departments: Findings from the 2008 National Profile of Local Health Departments Study. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2009.
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials. Illinois Local Health Departments: Findings from the 2008 National Profile of Local Health Departments Study. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2009.
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials. Iowa Local Health Departments: Findings from the 2008 National Profile of Local Health Departments Study. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2009.
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials. Kansas Local Health Departments: Findings from the 2008 National Profile of Local Health Departments Study. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2009.
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials. Longitudinal Analysis of Local Health Department Services: 2005 to 2008. Fact Sheet.National Association of County and City Health Officials, PDF. 2009.
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials. Maryland Local Health Departments: Findings from the 2008 National Profile of Local Health Departments Study. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2009.
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials. Minnesota Local Health Departments: Findings from the 2008 National Profile of Local Health Departments Study. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2009.
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials. Missouri Local Health Departments: Findings from the 2008 National Profile of Local Health Departments Study. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2009.
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials. Nebraska Local Health Departments: Findings from the 2008 National Profile of Local Health Departments Study. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2009.
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials. New Jersey Local Health Departments: Findings from the 2008 National Profile of Local Health Departments Study. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2009.
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials. New York Local Health Departments: Findings from the 2008 National Profile of Local Health Departments Study. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2009.
    • ID: http://www.naccho.org/topics/infrastructure/profile/resources/2008report/statereports.cfm (URL)
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials. North Carolina Local Health Departments: Findings from the 2008 National Profile of Local Health Departments Study. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2009.
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials. North Dakota Local Health Departments: Findings from the 2008 National Profile of Local Health Departments Study. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2009.
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials. Ohio Local Health Departments: Findings from the 2008 National Profile of Local Health Departments Study. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2009.
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials. Oregon Local Health Departments: Findings from the 2008 National Profile of Local Health Departments Study. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2009.
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials. Washington Local Health Departments: Findings from the 2008 National Profile of Local Health Departments Study. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2009.
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials. Wisconsin Local Health Departments: Findings from the 2008 National Profile of Local Health Departments Study. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2009.
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials. Alabama Local Health Departments: Findings from the 2008 National Profile of Local Health Departments Study. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2009.
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials. 'Big City' Local Health Departments: Findings from the 2008 National Profile of Local Health Departments Study. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials. .

Update Metadata: 2020-02-24 | Issue Number: 7 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

Leep, Carolyn J. (2010): National Profile of Local Health Departments, 2008. Version 1. National Profile of Local Health Departments Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR26962.v1