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Data Requests and Technical Documentation


Profile Data Use Policy and Data Request Application Form
 

NACCHO encourages researchers to apply for data from the National Profile of Local Health Departments study.

Profile of Local Health Departments Data Use Policy

 

Profile Data Request Application

All Profile data are available at no charge through the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). 2013 data will be available soon, and 2010 and 2008 data are available now. Please consult the following document for instructions on how to access the ICPSR data use agreement form:

ICPSR data use agreement form instructions (Word)


Researchers may also receive data from the 2010 Profile Study and previous years of the Profile Study for a small fee by completing the Profile Data Request Application Form (see below) and returning it to NACCHO.

Profile Data Request Application Form (Word)
Profile Data Request Application Form (PDF)

Local Health Department Infrastructure Study, 1999–2000
The data for the Local Health Department Infrastructure Study, 1999–2000 can be downloaded from the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research (ISR) in the Health and Medical Care Archive.

ISR, Health and Medical Care Archive

 
All Technical Documentation for the Profile Study, 1990–2013
 
2013 Profile Instrument

The 2013 Profile instrument was designed as a core questionnaire plus two separate modules. The core questionnaire was sent to every LHD in the United States. Each module was sent to a random sample (stratified by population served). No LHD received more than one module.

2013 Profile Questionnaire with Two Modules

2013 Profile Study Codebook

 
2010 Profile Instrument and Codebook

The 2010 Profile instrument was designed as a core questionnaire plus two separate modules. The core questionnaire was sent to every LHD in the United States. Each module was sent to a random sample (stratified by population served). No LHD received more than one module.

2010 Profile Questionnaire with Two Modules
2010 Profile Study Codebook

 
2008 Profile Instrument and Codebook

The 2008 Profile instrument was designed as a core questionnaire plus three separate modules. The core questionnaire was sent to every LHD in the United States. Each module was sent to a random sample (stratified by population served). No LHD received more than one module.

2008 Profile Questionnaire with All Three Modules
2008 Profile Study Codebook

 
Guide to the Profile Study Data, 1990–2005

This document is a useful guide to the data available in the Profile study from 1990 to 2005. More »

 
2005 Profile Instrument and Codebook

The 2005 Profile instrument was designed as a core questionnaire plus three separate modules. The core questionnaire was sent to every LHD in the United States. Each module was sent to a random sample (stratified by population served) of approximately 550 LHDs. No LHD received more than one module. A two-page follow-up questionnaire was sent to all LHDs that did not complete the Profile questionnaire.

2005 Profile Questionnaire
2005 Profile Codebook - Core plus Modules

 
1996–1997 Profile Instrument and Codebook

The 1997 Profile had a response rate of 88 percent, with 2,492 local health departments out of 2,832 responding.

1996–1997 Profile Instrument and Codebook

 
1992–1993 Profile Instrument

The 1993 Profile had a response rate of 72 percent, with 2,079 local health departments out of 2,888 responding.

1992–1993 Profile Instrument

 
1989–1990 Profile Instrument

The 1990 Profile had a response rate of 77 percent, with 2,269 local health departments out of 2,932 responding.

1989–1990 Profile Instrument

 
Other Local Health Department Infrastructure Research

The Local Health Department Infrastructure Study Instrument (1999–2000)

For more information about the Infrastructure Study, please click here.