Presentation on theme: "Findings from the 2008 National Profile of Local Health Departments Study Kansas Local Health Departments."— Presentation transcript:
Findings from the 2008 National Profile of Local Health Departments Study Kansas 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 93% of Kansas' LHDs Data are self-reported by LHDs and not independently verified by NACCHO Source of all data in this presentation
Kansas' Local Health Departments 100 Local Health Departments Nearly all LHDs (98%) serve county or combined city-county jurisdictions – 2% LHDs serve multi-county jurisdictions Most Kansas LHDs (90%) 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 Nutritionist Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Health Educator Environmental Health Specialist (Sanitarian) Behavioral Health Professional Physician Information Systems Specialist Public Information Specialist Epidemiologist Other Environmental Health Scientist
Typical Staffing Patterns for Kansas 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 Kansas LHDs
Activities & Services Provided More Frequently in Kansas compared Nationally
Activities & Services Provided Less Frequently in Kansas 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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