Local Health Department Infrastructure Study, 1999-2000: [United States] (ICPSR 3185)

Version Date: Jun 27, 2001 View help for published

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Carol K. Brown, National Association of County and City Health Officials; Michael R. Fraser, National Association of County and City Health Officials


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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.

Brown, Carol K., and Fraser, Michael R. Local Health Department Infrastructure Study, 1999-2000:  [United States]. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2001-06-27. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03185.v1

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (32253)

Variable LHDST (respondent's state) is restricted from general dissemination for reasons of confidentiality. Users interested in obtaining these data must complete an Agreement for the Use of Confidential Data, specify the reasons for the request, and obtain IRB approval or notice of exemption for their research. Apply for access to these data through the ICPSR restricted data contract portal, which can be accessed via the study home page.

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1999 -- 2000
1999 -- 2000
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Stratified probability sampling.

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."

self-enumerated questionnaires



2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • Brown, Carol K., and Michael R. Fraser. Local Health Department Infrastructure Study, 1999-2000: [United States]. ICPSR03185-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2001. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03185.v1


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