to least common): ( 1) evaluation and assurance of compliance with existing
regulations/laws (CER); ( 2) policy development (PD); ( 3) planning and development of procedures, policies and guidelines (PPG); ( 4) development/implementation of training or training resources as well as communications with agency staff and partners to ensure that public health policies
are well understood and correctly implemented (TR); and ( 5) policy implementation (PI).
Figure 6 Overall Themes in Values for Request Background
2. Trends in Values for Request Background across Jurisdictional Levels
When we compared the frequencies of background values for requests
submitted by federal, state and local entities, we identified several trends
based on the jurisdictional level of the government entity that requested as-
sistance. Figure 7 displays all background values applied to requests from
federal, state and local entities. Each chart notes the percentage of requests
that each background value was applied to.
Requests from federal entities were more likely to relate to: ( 1) research
and evaluation (RE); ( 2) communication with other agencies or agency
partners and/or the development of communication tools (COMM); and ( 3)
the provision of education and information to the public (EI).
Requests from state entities were more likely to relate to: ( 1) permits/licensing (PL); and ( 2) purchasing, procurement and contracts (PPC).
Requests from local entities were more likely to relate to: ( 1) tasks and
decisions related to agency operations, structure, functions and staff member roles (AOSFS); ( 2) surveillance, investigation and reporting (SIR); and
( 3) enforcement (ENF).