NEHA COVID-19 Environmental Health Workforce Needs Assessment II Report

3 RESPONDENT OVERVIEW (continued) Survey respondents were asked to indicate the NEHA region in which their work occurs (Figure 2). The results show that the largest number of respondents are based in Region 4 (198), followed by Region 6 (89), Region 8 (83), and Region 7 (82). Regions 1 and 2 had the fewest number of respondents, 52 and 50, respectively. Respondents could also indicate that their work is based in a U.S. territory, internationally, or is not regional. For these options, 2 respondents reported that they are based in U.S. territories, 13 indicated that they are based internationally, and 21 indicated that their work is not regional. Figure 2. Respondent Representation by NEHA Region In addition to NEHA region, respondents were asked to indicate the staff size of their EH workforce (Figure 3). Nearly one half of respondents reported that their EH workforce has 1–10 staff members. On the other hand, 21% of respondents reported working at larger EH departments with ≥50 staff members. The survey results show that the size of the workforce varies by workforce category. Figure 4 shows the size breakdown of workforce staff for local, state, and federal EH respondents. Figure 3. Respondent Representation by EH Workforce Staff Size Figure 4. Staff Size for Local, State, and Federal EH Program Respondents 49 21 9 21 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 1–10 11–25 26–49 ≥50 Respondents (%) Staff Size 26% 16% 9% 49% State EH Program Staff Size ( n = 150) 1–10 11–25 26–49 ≥50 54% 25% 12% 8% Local EH Program Staff Size ( n = 399) 46% 25% 7% 21% Federal EH Program Staff Size ( n = 28)

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