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
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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.