National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
Years Available
1989, 1992-93, 1996-97, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019
Approximately every three years
Mode of Collection
Census: internet questionnaire.
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) fields the National Profile of Local Health Departments (NACCHO Profile). The Profile collects information on local health department (LHD) infrastructure, workforce, finance, governance, activities and services. It represents the largest, most up-to-date, and reliable source of data on LHDs in the United States. The purpose of the Profile is to provide a comprehensive and accurate description of LHD infrastructure and practice. Data are used by policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels to understand how LHDs improve and protect the health of local communities.
Population Covered
All health departments in the United States meeting the NACCHO definition of a local health department. Rhode Island is excluded because the state health department operates on behalf of local public health and has no sub-state units.