Listed below are the available filters for the Profile Report visualizations. The brief description after each describes the purpose, methodology, and best practices for interpreting the output.
TYPE OF GOVERNANCE
Possible Options: Any, Local, State, Shared
Some LHDs are agencies of local government (referred to as locally governed). Others are local or regional units of the state health department (referred to as state-governed). Some are governed by both state and local authorities (called shared governance).
SIZE OF POPULATION SERVED
Possible Options: Any, <50,000, 50,000-499,000, 500,00+
Filter results by LHDs serving different population sizes in the LHD jurisdiction. LHDs are classified as small if they serve fewer than 50,000 people, medium if they serve populations between 50,000 and 500,000 people, and large if they serve 500,000 or more people.
DEGREE OF URBANIZATION
Possible Options: Any, Urban, Rural
Each LHD in the Profile study population was classified as serving either an urban or rural jurisdiction, using a system developed from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Urban-Rural Classification Scheme definitions (https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data_access/urban_rural.htm) and the Economic Research Service (ERS) Frontier and Remote Area Codes (https://www.ers.usda.gov/dataproducts/frontier-and-remote-area-codes/). Classification is based on if the majority of people served were from urban or rural settings (calculated for each census tract the LHD serves).
Possible Options: Any, Northeast, South, Midwest, West
Results can be filtered by United States census regions. All LHDs in each state are classified being in the North, South, Midwest, or West, per the US Census Bureau
NUMBER OF LHD EMPLOYEES
Possible Options: Any, <10, 11-30, 31+
LHDs can be filtered based on their reported Full-Time Equivalents (FTEs) count. LHDs reported the number of FTEs they employ, and counts were aggregated into three categories based on the overall distribution: fewer than 10 FTEs, 11–30 FTEs, and 31 or more FTEs