Assessment of the Uses and Users of Healthier US and Healthy People 2010. Study Respondents

09/01/2005

Of the 235 respondent organizations, 19 percent were state health agencies, 66 percent were local, and 15 percent represented tribal health organizations. Five of the respondent states are recipients of a Steps to a HealthierUS grant. The individuals completing the questionnaire at each organization varied. The majority of questionnaires (51%) were completed by Directors or Deputy Directors, 11 percent were managers or supervisors, 8 percent were program or research directors and managers, and 7 percent were clinical administrators or directors. Other individuals representing the organizations included; community nurses, health promotion activities coordinators, commissioners, and health agents.

The set of respondent organizations appeared diverse along a number of different facets, including health care priorities, geographic and urban/rural location, and size. Exhibits 2-5 display the data for each of the major organizational characteristics.

 

What are your organization’s priority areas?

75% or more indicate...

Between 50 and 74% indicate...

Less than 50% indicate...

Exhibit 2: Priority Areas

Child Health (75%)
Disease Prevention (84%)
Environmental Health (75%)
Immunization (85%)
Public Health Preparedness (80%)

Access to care (62%)
Childhood Disease (52%)
Chronic Disease (65%)
Nutrition (65%)
Women’s Health (59%)

Dental Care (43%)
Disabilities (26%)
Health Disparities (48%)
Health Statistics (44%)
Healthcare Workforce (26%)
Long-Term Care (19%)
Mental Health (25%)
Primary Care (31%)
Sex/Reproductive Health (47%)
Substance Abuse (41%)
Unintentional Injury (37%)

Other areas include: WIC, Sanitation Services, Senior Services, and Home Health Care

 

 

Mean

Std Dev

Min

25th Percentile
(Q1)

50th Percentile
(Median)

75th Percentile
(Q3)

Max

Exhibit 3: Organization Size by Number of Full-Time Employees

State

2,424

2,855

170

500

1,535

3,200

14,000

Local

62

135

1

5

15

50

1,200

Tribal

46

78

1

10

25

39

400

 

 

Mean

Std Dev

Min

25th Percentile
(Q1)

50th Percentile
(Median)

75th Percentile
(Q3)

Max

Exhibit 4: Organization Size by Size of Population Served 9

State

4.72M

4.70M

.5M

1.28M

3.48M

6.0M

22.0M

Local

146,437

461,934

37

12,580

36,000

100,000

5,000,000

Tribal

11,039

14,977

120

1,000

4,787

13,660

55,000

 

Exhibit 5: Geographic Spread by Census Regions

 

State

Local

Tribal

N

%

N

%

N

%

Northeast Region

9

21

40

26

1

3

Division 1: New England

6

14

28

18

0

0

Division 2: Middle Atlantic

3

7

12

8

1

3

Midwest Region

10

21

57

38

7

19

Division 3: East North Central

4

9

30

20

3

8

Division 4: West North Central

6

12

27

18

4

11

Southern Region

16

37

32

21

9

25

Division 5: South Atlantic

8

19

17

11

1

3

Division 6: East South Central

4

9

5

3

0

0

Division 7: West South Central

4

9

10

6

8

22

Western Region

9

21

23

15

19

53

Division 8: Mountain

7

16

11

7

8

22

Division 9: Pacific

2

5

12

8

11

31

Of the local health organizations, 82, or 55 percent, were located in metropolitan statistical areas. According to definitions supplied by the Indian Health Services division at HHS, 19 of the tribes represented are considered small, 9 are medium, 2 are large, and 6 are of an unknown size.

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