Enumeration of the Public Health Workforce in New York: Findings from the Pilot Study

Source: D. Robertson, S. McGinnis, and J. Moore, Center for Health Workforce Studies, School of Public Health, SUNY Albany, January 2007
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The goal of the pilot study was to test the effectiveness if the survey instrument in producing a detailed description of local public health workers and understand how health workers’ composition, roles, educational backgrounds, and training needs affect the organizational capacity of local health departments in New York to perform essential public health services.

The functional enumeration is still underway, but a sufficient number of online and scannable surveys were returned and processed under the pilot study to serve as a basis for this analysis. This report presents findings and recommendations of the pilot study based on survey responses from 1,480 public health workers at 26 local health departments across the state that were received by July 15, 2006.

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