The Structure and Organization of Local and State Public Health Agencies in the U.S.: A Systematic Review

This systematic review provides a synthesis of the growing field of public health systems research related to the structure and organization of state and local governmental public health agencies. It includes an overview of research examining the influence of organizational characteristics on public health performance and health status and a summary of the strengths and gaps of the literature to date.

Available online: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22502924

It is included in the CJS Resource Library under the categories listed below. Select a link to find other resources in that category.

  • Governance: The review describes the frequency of different governing structures for public health services.
  • Quality Improvement: The review describes research on the public health performance.
  • Research and Evaluation: The document provides an overview of research examining the influence of organizational characteristics on public health performance.

 
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  • What? / Phase One: The research examines the influence of organizational characteristics on public health performance and health status and a summary of the strengths and gaps of the literature to date.

 

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Hyde, J. K., & Shortell, S. M. (2012). The structure and organization of local and state public health agencies in the U.S.: A systematic review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 242(5 Suppl 1), S29–41.