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National Profile of Local Health Departments, 2010

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : census/enumeration data, survey data
Creator
  • Leep, Carolyn J.
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Profile of Local Health Departments Series
Publication Date
2012-05-01
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Publisher
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Funding Reference
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Language
English
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
community health; health care services; health departments; health planning; HIV; 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. A core set of questions was submitted to every LHD. In addition, some LHDs received one of two randomly assigned modules of supplemental questions. The core questions covered governance, funding, workforce (staffing levels, occupations employed, top executive education and licensure, and percentages of staff by race and Hispanic origin), LHD activities, and community health assessment and health improvement planning. The surveyed LHD activities include immunization, screening for diseases and conditions, treatment for communicable diseases, maternal and child health, epidemiology and surveillance activities, population-based primary prevention activities, and regulation, inspection and/or licensing activities. Topics covered by Module 1 included quality improvement, familiarity with a voluntary national accreditation program for state and local health departments, sharing of resources with other LHDs, emergency preparedness, and information technology. Module 2 examined human resources, policy-making and advocacy, access to health care services, practice-based research, health impact assessments, public health and law, and use of public health reports.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Methods

    Response Rates: Overall, the study had a response rate of 82 percent: 2,107 of 2,565 LHDs.
  • Abstract

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Public-Use Version of the Data
    • DS2: Restricted-Use Version of the Data
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2010
  • Collection date: 2010
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. The study excluded Hawaii and Rhode Island 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 of the LHDs in the United States. Stratified random sampling was used to select the LHDs that were assigned one of the two modules of supplementary questions. Altogether, 1,316 LHDs received the core questions only, 624 the core questions plus Module 1, and 625 the core questions plus Module 2.
Collection Mode
  • web-based survey
Note
2020-02-24 Online variable search capabilities have been added for this study.2014-07-03 The Public-Use Data Agreement has been revised.2012-05-02 A minor change was made to the metadata. Funding institution(s): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (61911). United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U38/HM000449-03).
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
  • 32922 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR32922.v2
Publications
  • Beitsch, Leslie M., Kronstadt, Jessica, Robin, Nathalie, Leep, Carolyn. Has voluntary public health accreditation impacted health department perceptions and activities in quality improvement and performance management?. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.24, (3), S10-S18.2018.
    • ID: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000713 (DOI)
  • Cuffe, Kendra M., Leichliter, Jami S., Gift, Thomas L.. Assessing sexually transmitted disease partner services in state and local health departments. Sexually Transmitted Diseases.45, (6), e33-e37.2018.
    • ID: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000803 (DOI)
  • Mays, Glen P., Mamaril, Cezar B.. Public health spending and Medicare resource use: A longitudinal analysis of U.S. communities. Health Services Research.52, (S2), 2357-2377.2017.
    • ID: 10.1111/1475-6773.12785 (DOI)
  • Singh, Simone R., Young, Gary J.. Tax-exempt hospitals' investments in community health and local public health spending: Patterns and relationships. Health Services Research.52, (S2), 2269-2396.2017.
    • ID: 10.1111/1475-6773.12739 (DOI)
  • Snider, Jeremy W., Bekemeier, Betty R., Conrad, Douglas A., Grembowski, David E.. Federally qualified health center substitution of local health department services. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.53, (4), 405-411.2017.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.amepre.2017.06.006 (DOI)
  • Mathis, Arlesia, Ashford, Alicestine. Ensuring Access to Maternal and Infant Health Services for Low-Income Populations. 2016 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting.Denver, CO. 2016.
  • Moses, Keith L.. How Changes in the Health Care System Have Influenced the Delivery of Services by Safety Net Providers. Dissertation, Florida A&M University. 2016.
  • Snider, Jeremy W.. Assessing Variation in Personal Health Service Delivery and Workplace Smoking Ban Enforcement by Local Health Departments. dissertation, University of Washington. 2016.
  • Snider, Jeremy W.. Assessing Variation in Personal Health Service Delivery and Workplace Smoking Ban Enforcement by Local Health Departments. Dissertation, University of Washington. 2016.
  • Beck, Angela J., Boulton, Matthew L.. Trends and characteristics of the state and local public health workforce, 2010-2013. American Journal of Public Health.105, (S2), S303-S310.2015.
    • ID: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302353 (DOI)
  • Bernet, Patrick M., Singh, Simone. Economies of scale in the production of public health services: An analysis of local health districts in Florida. American Journal of Public Health.105, (S2), S260-S267.2015.
    • ID: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302350 (DOI)
  • Bevc, Christine A., Davis, Mary V., Schenck, Anna P.. Measuring changes in local surveillance and investigation capacity. Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research.4, (4), 1-6.2015.
    • ID: 10.13023/FPHSSR.0404.01 (DOI)
  • Carman, Angela L., Timsina, Lava. Public health accreditation: Rubber stamp or roadmap for improvement. American Journal of Public Health.105, (S2), S353-S359.2015.
    • ID: 10.2105/AJPH.2015.302568 (DOI)
  • Chen, Li-Wu, Nguyen, Anh, Jacobson, Janelle J., Gupta, Niodita, Bekmuratova, Sarbinaz, Palm, David. Relationship between quality improvement implementation and accreditation seeking in local health departments. American Journal of Public Health.105, (S2), S295-S302.2015.
    • ID: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302278 (DOI)
  • Coleman, Erik W.. Equipping environmental health workers with environmental assessment tools. Journal of Environmental Health.78, (1), 36-38.2015.
  • Costich, Julia F., Rabarison, Kristina M., Rabarison, Monika K.. Regulatory enforcement and fiscal impact in local Health agencies. American Journal of Public Health.105, (S2), S323-S329.2015.
    • ID: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302446 (DOI)
  • Darnell, Julie S., Campbell, Richard T.. Succession planning in local health departments: Results from a national survey. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.21, (2), 1412015.
    • ID: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000120 (DOI)
  • Fields, Robert P., Stamatakis, Katherine A., Duggan, Kathleen, Brownson, Ross C.. Importance of scientific resources among local public health practitioners. American Journal of Public Health.105, (S2), S288-S294.2015.
    • ID: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302323 (DOI)
  • Issel, L. Michele, Olorunsaiye, Comfort, Snebold, Laura, Handler, Arden. Relationships among providing maternal, child, and adolescent health services; Implementing various financial strategy responses; and performance of local health departments. American Journal of Public Health.105, (S2), S244-S251.2015.
    • ID: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302288 (DOI)
  • Laymon, Barbara, Shah, Gulzar, Leep, Carolyn J., Elligers, Julia Joh, Kumar, Vibha. The proof's in the partnerships: Are affordable care act and local health department accreditation practices influencing collaborative partnerships in community health assessment and improvement planning?. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.21, (1), 12-17.2015.
    • ID: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000087 (DOI)
  • Lovelace, Kay A., Aronson, Robert E., Rulison, Kelly L., Labban, Jeffrey D., Shah, Gulzar H., Smith, Mark. Laying the groundwork for evidence-based public health: Why some local health departments use more evidence-based decision-making practices than others. American Journal of Public Health.105, (S2), S189-S197.2015.
    • ID: 10. 2105.AJPH.2014.302306 (DOI)
  • Luo, Huabin, Sotnikov, Sergey, McLees, Anita, Stokes, Shereitte. Factors driving the adoption of quality improvement initiatives in local health departments: Results from the 2010 Profile Study. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.176, (185), 176-185.2015.
    • ID: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000113 (DOI)
  • Mays, Glen P., Hogg, Rachel A.. Economic shocks and public health protections in US metropolitan areas. American Journal of Public Health.105, (S2), S280-S287.2015.
    • ID: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302456 (DOI)
  • McCullough, J. Mac, Zimmerman, Frederick J., Bell, Douglas S., Rodriguez, Hector P.. Local public health department adoption and use of electronic health records. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.21, (1), E20-E28.2015.
    • ID: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000143 (DOI)
  • Rabarison, Kristina M., Timsina, Lava, Mays, Glen P.. Community health assessment and improved public health decision-making: A propensity score matching approach. American Journal of Public Health.105, (12), 2526-2533.2015.
  • Trivedi, Rakhi, Shah, Gulzar H., Bangar, Ankit. Use of Facebook by local health departments: Usage, public health themes, and maintenance. Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research.4, (5), Art. 12015.
    • ID: 10.13023/FPHSSR.0405.01 (DOI)
  • Wright, Brad, Nice, Andrew J.. Variation in local health department primary care services as a function of health center availability. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.21, (1), E1-E9.2015.
    • ID: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000112 (DOI)
  • 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)
  • Yeager, Valerie A., Ferdinand, Alva O., Beitsch, Leslie M., Menachemi, Nir. Local public health department characteristics associated with likelihood to participate in national accreditation. American Journal of Public Health.105, (8), 1653-1659.2015.
  • Brown, Timothy T., Martinez-Gutierrez, Maria S., Navab, Bahar. The impact of changes in county public health expenditures on general health in the population. Health Economics, Policy and Law.9, (3), 251-269.2014.
    • ID: 10.1017/S1744133114000024 (DOI)
  • Camacho, Alexander, Kennedy, Nancy. Financing primary prevention. Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion.Boston, MA: Springer US. 2014.
    • ID: 10.1007/978-1-4614-5999-6_85 (DOI)
  • 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.
  • Erwin, Paul C., Harris, Jenine K., Smith, Carson, Leep, Carolyn J., Duggan, Kathleen, Brownson, Ross C.. Evidence-based public health practice among program managers in local public health departments. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.20, (5), 472-480.2014.
    • ID: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000027 (DOI)
  • Harris, Jenine K., Choucair, Bechara, Maier, Ryan C., Jolani, Nina, Bernhardt, Jay M.. Are public health organizations tweeting to the choir? Understanding local health department Twitter followership. Journal of Medical Internet Research.16, (2), e31-e31.2014.
    • ID: 10.2196/jmir.2972 (DOI)
  • Jacobson, Janelle J.. Organizational Factors Associated with the Implementation of Evidence-based Public Health Interventions in Local Health Department Settings. Dissertation, University of Nebraska Medical Center. 2014.
  • Lucas, Brent Ashley. Factors Affecting the Adoption and Use of Target-Based Objectives in U.S. Local Public Health Departments. Dissertation, North Carolina State University. 2014.
  • Morris, Michael E.. A Longitudinal Examination of Florida Local Public Health Investment's Influence on Targeted Health Outcomes. dissertation, University of Florida. 2014.
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials. Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing of Services among Local Health Departments: Findings from the 2013 and 2010 Profile Studies. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2014.
  • Young, Sara Isabella. Improving Community Health Through Collaboration and Assessment: A Two-part Study of Community Health Needs Assessments. thesis, Pennsylvania State University. 2014.
  • Beatty, Kate E.. Organizational and Structural Factors Related to Accreditation in Local Health Departments. dissertation, Saint Louis University. 2013.
  • Beitsch, Leslie, Rider, Nikki L., Joly, Brenda M., Leep, Carolyn, Polyak, Georgeen. Driving a public health culture of quality: How far down the highway have local health departments traveled?. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.19, (6), 569-574.2013.
    • ID: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e31828e25cf (DOI)
  • Cahn, Susan. The Organizational Readiness of Local Health Departments to Use Electronic Health Information for Surveillance: A Case Study of 11 Public Health Departments in Northern Illinois. dissertation, University of Illinois at Chicago. 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)
  • Harris, Jenine K.. Communication ties across the national network of local health departments. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.44, (3), 247-253.2013.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.amepre.2012.10.028 (DOI)
  • Harris, Jenine K., Mueller, Nancy L., Snider, Doneisha. Social media adoption in local health departments nationwide. American Journal of Public Health.103, (9), 1700-1707.2013.
    • ID: 10.2105/AJPH.2012.301166 (DOI)
  • Harris, Jenine K., Mueller, Nancy L., Snider, Doneisha, Haire-Joshu, Debra. Local health department use of Twitter to disseminate diabetes information, United States. Preventing Chronic Disease.10, E702013.
    • ID: 10.5888/pcd10.120215 (DOI)
  • Hunter, Jennifer C., Yang, Jane E., Crawley, Adam W., Biesiadecki, Laura, Aragón, Tomas J.. Public health response systems in-action: Learning from local health departments' experiences with acute and emergency incidents. PLOS One.8, (11), e794572013.
    • ID: 10.1371/journal.pone.0079457 (DOI)
  • Johnson, Kendra, Nguyen, Kim K., Zheng, Shimin, Pendley, Robin P.. The relationship between quality improvement and health information technology use in local health departments. Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research.2, (6), 22013.
  • Luo, Huabin, Sotnikov, Sergey, Shah, Gulzar. Local health department activities to ensure access to care. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.45, (6), 720-727.2013.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.amepre.2013.07.010 (DOI)
  • McCullough, Jeffrey Carroll. The Adoption and Use of Health Information Technologies in Three Settings. Dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles. 2013.
  • Shah, Gulzar. Local health departments' performance of community health assessment, community improvement planning, and strategic planning: Do these activities predict plans for seeking accreditation?. 141st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association.Boston, MA. 2013.
  • Shah, Gulzar H., Beatty, Kate, Leep, Carolyn. Do PHAB accreditation prerequisites predict local health departments' intentions to seek voluntary national accreditation?. Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research.2, (3), Article 42013.
  • Shah, Gulzar H., Laymon, Barbara, Elligers, Julia Joh, Leep, Carolyn, Bhutta, Christine B.. Community health assessment by local health departments: Presence of epidemiologist, governance, and federal and state funds are critical. Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research.2, (5), 1-6.2013.
    • ID: 10.13023/FPHSSR.0205.01 (DOI)
  • Leep, Carolyn J., Shah, Gulzar H.. NACCHO's National Profile of Local Health Departments Study: The premier source of data on local health departments for surveillance, research, and policymaking. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.18, (2), 186-189.2012.
    • ID: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e31824445ae (DOI)
  • Merrill, Jacqueline A., Carley, Kathleen M., Orr, Mark G., Jeon, Christie Y., Storrick, Jonathon. Patterns of interaction among local public health officials and the adoption of recommended practices. Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research.1, (1), Article 62012.
  • Merrill, Jacqueline, Orr, Mark G., Jeon, Christie Y., Wilson, Rosalind V., Storrick, Jonathan, Carley, Kathleen M.. Topology of local health officials' advice networks: Mind the gaps. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.18, (6), 602-608.2012.
    • ID: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e31825d20ac (DOI)
  • Shah, Gulzar H., Lovelace, Kay, Mays, Glen P.. Diffusion of practice-based research in local public health: What differentiates adopters from nonadopters?. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.18, (6), 529-534.2012.
    • ID: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e3182602e5b (DOI)
  • Vest, Joshua, Shah, Gulzar H.. The extent of interorganizational resource sharing among local health departments: The association with organizational characteristics and institutional factors. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.18, (6), 551-560.2012.
    • ID: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e31825b89e4 (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.
  • 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.
    • ID: https://apha.confex.com/apha/139am/recordingredirect.cgi/id/47798 (URL)
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). 2020 National Profile of Local Health Departments. Washington, D.C.: NACCHO. 2011.
  • 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.

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

Leep, Carolyn J. (2012): National Profile of Local Health Departments, 2010. 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/ICPSR32922.v1