Policy development among state and local government entities included
more general policy development, such as brainstorming and general discussion, as well as tasks related to the actual consideration of a particular
policy. Requests from state entities working on items related to a proposed
or potential policy were almost entirely related to state legislation. Seventy-five percent of requests from local entities considering a proposed or potential policy related to a local regulation or ordinance.
3. Overall Themes in Values for Request Deliverable
Quantitative analysis of the frequency of each value for the deliverable
data point highlighted themes in the items and/or services that requesters
most frequently asked the Network for and/or that the Network most fre-
quently provided in order to resolve the request. Similar to the results of
analysis of the background data point, the themes among deliverable values
which are presented in this section represent new information on Network
Figure 8 displays all deliverable values for the entire data set and notes
the percentage of requests each was applied to.
19 Overall, the top five most
common deliverable values associated with requests included (in order from
most to least common): ( 1) Referral to a contact/expert outside the Network
(REFGEN); ( 2) Information on policy efforts, laws, regulations or strategies
in other states/localities (OSL); ( 3) Identification of legal/policy strategies
(LAIDPLS); ( 4) Interpretation of public health legal authority (PHLASPI);
and ( 5) The development/update of or assistance with the development/update of materials/resources (MRDEVUP).
Figure 8 Deliverable Values for Entire Data Set and Percentage of Requests
19. The percentage values total to greater than one hundred percent because more than
one code could be applied to each request.