The purpose of this report was to provide empirical estimates of Local Health Departments’ (LHDs’) cost structure. Using cost information for 2012 from 15 LHDs in North Carolina for two public health services—food and lodging and onsite water—this report first presents estimates of the total costs per service provided. In a second step, total costs are decomposed into key components, including direct and indirect costs.
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- Fiscal and Service Issues: The purpose of this report was to provide empirical estimates of LHD’s cost structure.
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- What? / Phase One: This report may assist Local Health Departments explore the cost of services and how costs might be affected through cross-jurisdictional sharing.