Facts contained in this report were obtained from a survey questionnaire completed in July 2004 by 114 local public health agencies in Missouri. The purpose of the survey is to gather information about public health system capabilities, identify variation among agencies, and to provide agencies a means to compare themselves with peer agencies. This report reflects capacity of administration, facility, workforce, services and programs offered, activities related to West Nile Virus prevention and control, and activities related to communicable disease reporting in communities.

The information in this report is presented as a collection of all responses, and for comparison, is sorted by various sizes of population served. Some data is compared to results of the same survey completed in the previous year.

The Center for Local Public Health Services in the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services prepared this report.

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