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


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. 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. Funding insitution(s): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (32253). (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.

DOI http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.3886/ICPSR03185
Related Identifier DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03185.v1
Metadata Access https://www.da-ra.de/oaip/oai?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_dc&identifier=oai:oai.da-ra.de:436138
Creator Fraser, Michael R.;Brown, Carol K.
Publisher ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Contributor Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Publication Year 2001
Rights 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.
Contact ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Language English
Resource Type Dataset;survey data
Discipline Not stated
Spatial Coverage {"1999 - 2000","Time period: 1999--2000","1999 - 2000","Collection date: 1999--2000"}
Temporal Coverage {"1999 - 2000","Time period: 1999--2000","1999 - 2000","Collection date: 1999--2000"}