Presentation on theme: "Findings from the 2008 National Profile of Local Health Departments Study Iowa Local Health Departments."— Presentation transcript:
Findings from the 2008 National Profile of Local Health Departments Study Iowa Local Health Departments
National Profile of Local Health Departments Study The National Profile of Local Health Departments is a survey of local health department (LHD) infrastructure and activities NACCHO sends the Profile questionnaire to every LHD in the U.S. – Completed by 83% of all LHDs – Completed by 92% of Iowa LHDs Data are self-reported by LHDs and not independently verified by NACCHO Source of all data in this presentation
Iowa Local Health Departments 102 Local Health Departments Nearly all LHDs (99%) serve county or combined city-county jurisdictions – 1% serve city jurisdictions Nearly all Iowa LHDs (99%) have a Local Board of Health
Distribution of LHDs by Size of Population Served
Percentage of LHDs Employing Selected Occupations Nurse Manager/Director Clerical Staff Environmental Health Specialist (Sanitarian) Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Behavioral Health Professional Health Educator Other Environmental Health Scientist Public Information Specialist Nutritionist Information Systems Specialist Physician Epidemiologist
Typical Staffing Patterns for Iowa LHDs Median Full-Time Equivalents (FTEs) for Selected Population Sizes
Median FTEs for All Staff and Selected Occupations by Size of Population Served
Top Activities & Services Provided by Iowa LHDs
Activities & Services Provided More Frequently in Iowa compared Nationally
Activities & Services Provided Less Frequently in Iowa compared Nationally
Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan in past three years
For more information [insert contact info here] The 2008 Profile was made possible through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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