Composition and Duties of Local Boards of Health: Findings from a 2011 National Survey

This article describes the results of a 2011 national online and written survey of the composition and duties of local boards of health in the United States. Responses were received from 363 boards of health in 35 states and described the boards’ demographics, roles and responsibilities, orientation and training, and concerns and needs.

Available online: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23023287

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  • Governance: The survey results reported in this article describe the demographic composition of the responding local health boards, the way members are appointed, and the members’ primary duties.
  • Research and Evaluation: The researchers evaluated the data received from the 363 responding boards of health and formed conclusions as to the demographics of local boards of health and the degree to which their members are directly involved in setting public health priorities.

 
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  • Governance / Phase Two: The survey results reported in this article describe the demographic composition of the responding local health boards, the way members are appointed, and the members’ primary duties.

 

Jones, J. A., & Fenton, G. D. (2012). Composition and duties of local boards of health: Findings from a 2011 national survey. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice 18(6), 609–614.