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National Profile of Local Health Departments, 2013

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : census/enumeration data, survey data
Creator
  • Wilhoit, Jan
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Profile of Local Health Departments Series
Publication Date
2014-05-16
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; 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), LHD activities, community health assessment and health improvement planning, use of the Community Guide of Preventive Services, and policy-making and advocacy. 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, accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board, sharing of resources across LHDs, human resources issues, partnerships and collaboration with other organizations in the community, practice-based research, health impact assessments, use of the County Health Rankings reports, and collaboration with public health institutes. Module 2 examined emergency preparedness, public health informatics, access to health care services, and health disparities.
  • 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 79 percent: 2,000 of 2,532 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: 2013
  • Collection date: 2013
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
The survey universe comprises 2,532 of the approximately 2,800 agencies in the United States that met NACHHO's definition of a LHD: 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. 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 of the LHDs in the survey universe. Stratified random sampling was used to select LHDs that were assigned one of the two modules of supplementary questions. Altogether, 1,288 LHDs received the core questions only, 624 the core questions plus Module 1, and 620 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.2014-07-01 The Public-Use Data Agreement has been revised. Funding institution(s): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (69284). United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (5U38HM000449-05;1U38OT000172-01).
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
  • 34990 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR34990.v2
Publications
  • Banerjee, Shailendra N., Gerding, Justin A., Sarisky, John. Organizational characteristics of local health departments and environmental health services and activities. Journal of Environmental Health.80, (8), 20-29.2018.
  • 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)
  • Carlton, Erik L., Singh, Simone. Joint community health needs assessments as a path for coordinating community-wide health improvement efforts between hospitals and local health departments. American Journal of Public Health.108, (5), 676-682.2018.
    • ID: 10.2105/AJPH.2018.304339 (DOI)
  • Ellis Hilts, K., Xia, J., Yeager, V.A., Ferdinand, A.O., Menachemi, N.. Market characteristics associated with community health assessments by local health departments. Public Health.162, 118-125.2018.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.puhe.2018.05.027 (DOI)
  • Shah, Gulzar H.. Local health departments' role in nonprofit hospitals' community health needs assessment. American Journal of Public Health.108, (5), 595-597.2018.
    • ID: 10.2105/AJPH.2018.304382 (DOI)
  • Weiss, Gretchen, Dawn, K. S., Newman, Sarah, Wiener, Jeffrey, Kitlas, Alyssa, Hoover, Karen W.. PrEP implementation by local health departments in US cities and counties: Findings from a 2015 assessment of local health departments. PLOS One.13, (7), 1-12.2018.
    • ID: 10.1371/journal.pone.0200338 (DOI)
  • Davis, Nina M.. Organizational Components within Local Health Departments and Overall Performance: A Predictive Analysis. dissertation, Capella University. 2017.
  • 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)
  • Williams, Karmen S., Shah, Gulzar H., Leider, J.P., Gupta, Akarti. Overcoming barriers to experience benefits: A qualitative analysis of electronic health records and health information exchange implementation in local health departments. Journal for Electronic Health Data and Methods.5, (1), 2017.
    • ID: 10.5334/egems.216 (DOI)
  • Wong, Roger, Harris, Jenine K., Staub, Mackenzie, Bernhardt, Jay M.. Local health departments tweeting about Ebola: Characteristics and messaging. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.23, (2), 16-24.2017.
  • Yeung, Tina. Local Health Department Adoption of Health Information Technology and Its Impact on Population Health. dissertation, University of Central Florida. 2017.
  • Baker, Sarah M.. The Impact of Diminished Funding for Public Health Preparedness: Examining Effects at the Local Level. thesis, Georgetown University. 2016.
  • Beatty, Kate E., Hale, Nathan, Meit, Michael, Masters, Paula, Khoury, Amal. Local health department clinical service delivery along the urban/rural continuum. Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research.5, (1), 21-27.2016.
    • ID: 10.13023/FPHSSR.0501.04 (DOI)
  • Goins, Karin V., Ye, Jiali, Leep, Carolyn J., Robin, Nathalie, Lemon, Stephenie C.. Local health department engagement in community physical activity policy. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.50, (1), 57-68.2016.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.amepre.2015.06.033 (DOI)
  • Hale, Nathan L., Klaiman, Tamar, Beatty, Kate E., Meit, Michael B.. Local health departments as clinical safety net in rural communities. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.51, (5), 706-713.2016.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.05.012 (DOI)
  • Luo, Huabin, Winterbauer, Nancy L., Shah, Gulzar, Tucker, Ashley, Xu, Lei. Factors driving local health departments' partnerships with other organizations in maternal and child health, communicable disease prevention, and chronic Disease control. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.22, (4), E21-E28.2016.
    • ID: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000353 (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.
  • Purtle, Jonathan, Klassen, Ann C., Kolker, Jennifer, Buehler, James W.. Prevalence and correlates of local health department activities to address mental health in the United States. Preventive Medicine.82, 20-27.2016.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.11.007 (DOI)
  • Purtle, Jonathan, Klassen, Ann C., Kolker, Jennifer, Peters, Rachel M., Buehler, James W.. Local health departments' level of engagement in population mental health promotion. Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research.5, (1), 41-47.2016.
    • ID: 10.13023/FPHSSR.0501.07 (DOI)
  • Shah, G.H., Luo, Huabin, Winterbauer, N., Madamala, K.. Addressing psychological, mental health and other behavioural healthcare needs of the underserved populations in the United States: The role of local health departments. Perspectives in Public Health.136, (2), 86-92.2016.
    • ID: 10.1177/1757913915597960 (DOI)
  • Shah, Gulzar H., Badana, Adrian N. S., Robb, Claire, Livingood, William C.. Cross-jurisdictional resource sharing in changing public health landscape: Contributory factors and theoretical explanations. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.22, (2), 110-119.2016.
    • ID: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000368 (DOI)
  • Shah, Gulzar H., Leider, Jonathon P., Castrucci, Brian C., Williams, Karmen S., Luo, Huabin. Characteristics of local health departments associated with implementation of electronic health records and other informatics systems. Public Health Reports.131, (2), 272-282.2016.
    • ID: 10.1177/003335491613100211 (DOI)
  • Shah, Gulzar H., Newell, Bobbie, Whitworth, Ruth E.. Health departments' engagement in emergency preparedness activities: The influence of health informatics capacity. International Journal of Health Policy and Management.5, (10), 575-582.2016.
    • ID: 10.15171/ijhpm.2016.48 (DOI)
  • Shah, Gulzar H., Sheahan, John P.. Local health departments' activities to address health disparities and inequities: Are we moving in the right direction?. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.13, (1), 442016.
    • ID: 10.3390/ijerph13010044 (DOI)
  • Singh, Simone, Carlton, Erik. Local health departments' involvement in hospitals' implementation plans. Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research.5, (4), 34-39.2016.
    • ID: 10.13023/FPHSSR.0504.06 (DOI)
  • 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.
  • Tiu, Georgianne. Local Health Department Choice in the Provision of Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease Screening. University of Kentucky. 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)
  • Carlton, Erik L., Singh, Simone. Accreditation intent, community health assessments, and local health department-hospital collaboration. Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research.4, (1), 1-6.2015.
    • ID: 10.13023/FPHSSR.0401.01 (DOI)
  • Hearne, Shelley, Castrucci, Brian C., Leider, Jonathon P., Rhoades, Elizabeth K., Russo, Pamela, Bass, Vicky. The future of urban health: Needs, barriers, opportunities, and policy advancement at large urban health departments. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.21, S4-S13.2015.
    • ID: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000166 (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)
  • Leider, Jonathon P., Castrucci, Brian C., Harris, Jenine K., Hearne, Shelley. The relationship of policymaking and networking characteristics among leaders of large urban health departments. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.12, (8), 9169-9180.2015.
  • Leider, Jonathon P., Castrucci, Brian C., Hearne, Shelley, Russo, Pamela. Organizational characteristics of large urban health departments. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.21, (1), S14-S19.2015.
    • ID: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000172 (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)
  • Shah, Gulzar H., Williams, Karmen, Shah, Bushra G.. Implementation of Electronic Disease Reporting Systems by Local Health Departments. Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research.4, (4), 13-20.2015.
    • ID: 10.13023/FPHSSR.0404.03 (DOI)
  • Shah, Gulzar, Leep, Carolyn J., Ye, Jiali, Sellers, Katie, Liss-Levinson, Rivka, Williams, Karmen S.. Public Health Agencies' level of engagement in and perceived barriers to PHAB National Voluntary Accreditation. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.21, (2), 1072015.
    • ID: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000117 (DOI)
  • Winterbauer, Nancy L., Bridger, Colleen M., Tucker, Ashley, Rafferty, Ann P., Luo, Huabin. Adoption of evidence-based interventions in local Health departments: “'1-2-3 Pap NC”'. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.49, (2), 309-316.2015.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.amepre.2015.02.024 (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.
  • Beck, Angela J., Boulton, Matthew L., Coronado, Fátima. Enumeration of the governmental public health workforce, 2014. American Journal of Preventative Medicine.47, (5), S306-S313.2014.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.amepre.2014.07.018 (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.
  • 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)
  • Mac McCullough, J., Goodin, Kate. Patterns and correlates of public health informatics capacity among local health departments: An empirical typology. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics.6, (3), e1992014.
    • ID: 10.5210/ojphi.v6i3.5572 (DOI)
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2013 National Profile of Local Health Departments. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials. 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.
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials. Local Health Departments' Level of Engagement in Accreditation. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2014.
  • Williams, Christian L.. Assessing Health Department Readiness for Public Health Accreditation through Quality Improvement. Dissertation, East Tennessee State University. 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.
  • 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.
  • National Association of Country and City Health Officials. 2013 National Profile of Local Health Departments Washington. National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2013.
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Update Metadata: 2020-02-24 | Issue Number: 7 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

Wilhoit, Jan (2014): National Profile of Local Health Departments, 2013. 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/ICPSR34990.v1