You might be interested in the attached report.
Some small sections of the report highlight the proportion of LHDs that are partnering
with land use organizations, as well as promoting active transportation and land use
policies that support physical activity.
Dear Public Health Partner,
I am writing to let you know that NACCHO recently published the 2013 National Profile of
Local Health Departments report. This year’s Profile provides a comprehensive view of
local health department infrastructure and practice and includes information in the
• Emergency preparedness
• Quality improvement
• Programs and Services
• Policy development activities
Did you know that the estimated size of the local health department workforce has
decreased from 190,000 employees in 2010 to 162,000 employees in 2013? Almost half (48
percent) of local health departments are involved in policy activities addressing obesity
and chronic disease.
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is pleased to
announce the availability of the 2013 National Profile of Local Health Departments
(Profile) report. With a response rate of 79 percent, NACCHO's Profile study provides
a comprehensive picture of local health departments in the United States.
To view or download the report, visit
In addition to the printed report, the 2013 Profile data set is available to researchers
interested in conducting additional analyses. The data sets from previous Profile studies,
which are also available, have been among the most frequently used data sets for public
health systems research. To access the questionnaire, codebook and data request form,
Director of Media and Public Relations
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
1100 17th St. NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
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SAVE THE DATES!
2014 Preparedness Summit
April 1-4 | Atlanta, GA |
2014 Public Health Informatics Conference
April 29-May 1 | Atlanta, GA | www.phiconference.org<http://www.phiconference.org>
NACCHO Annual 2014
July 9-11 | Atlanta, GA | www.nacchoannual.org<http://www.nacchoannual.org>