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Study Report

Study Number: QG-041-001-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1993

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: Public health on the agenda of counties, 1993.  [machine-readable data file] / Marando, Vincent L.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6562

Date Accessioned: 1/20/1997

Number of Files Received: 1

Comments: All data files and "readme" files for each of the studies on this CD-ROM are provided as ASCII text files, and all codebooks and files with supplementary documentation are supplied in PDF. For some studies on this CD-ROM, data files are provided in portable SAS or SPSS files as well as in ASCII format. Additionally, some data files are accompanied by SAS or SPSS data definition statements

Access Status: Access limited to U.W. Madison campus

Date Ordered: 1/20/1997

Documentation: Machine-readable; documentation is provided in a combination of ASCII text and PDF files . The CD-ROM includes Adobe Acrobat Reader software which can be used to view, search, and print the PDF files.

Abstract: This survey queried heads of county councils and commissions, elected county executives, county administrators, and county health officers to explore policy development and the interaction between counties and public health agencies. Major areas investigated were the amount of county activity initiated by community groups seeking county action regarding public health and other county functions, most important county problems and policy priorities, effectiveness of the county health department, functions performed by the public health agency in the county, reorganization of the health department, level of advocacy by the county board of health for public health issues, type of statutory authority of the board of health, administration of state health programs by the county health agency, activities of the head of the county health department including interactions with the community and media, the success of county departments in obtaining increased funding, level of county governing board member support for increased funding, change in total county budget during year, change in local contribution to the public health budget, and county officials' training in medicine or health care. Demographic information included education, education major, degrees held, years in position, gender, year of birth, and ethnicity.

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