Research

Profile of State and Territorial Public Health

The ASTHO Profile of State and Territorial Public Health (Profile) is the only comprehensive source of information about state and territorial public health agency activities, structure, and resources. First published in 2007, the Profile aims to define the scope of state and territorial public health services, identify variations in practice among state and territorial public health agencies, and contribute to the development of best practices in governmental public health. The Profile reports highlight descriptive findings from each survey round.

Check out our Top Findings report for the most significant findings from our latest report!

 

Full Profile Report

2016 ASTHO Profile of State and Territorial Public Health Report Cover

The full report of the ASTHO Profile of State and Territorial Public Health, Volume Four, published in November 2017, includes the results of the complete survey, as well as analyses by geographic region, population size, and governance classification, where relevant. The report compares of the results of Volume Four with previous volumes where relevant.

ASTHO Profile of State and Territorial Public Health, Volume Four (PDF) [13.9 MB]
The complete report, including profiles of all responding agencies.

Profile Data by Agency
Individual profiles of responding agencies.

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Interactive Map

click the map to access ASTHO's interactive map; sort by agency characteristics, explore longitudinal data, and discover more about individual health agencies.

NACCHO National Profile of Local Health Departments

The National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO) publishes the National Profile of Local Health Departments, which complement the state-level data produced by ASTHO. The NACCHO Profile is available at nacchoprofilestudy.org.

Using ASTHO's Profile Survey Data

Requests for health agency survey data should be directed to profile@astho.org. Please review ASTHO's data use agreement.

Staff

Maggie Carlin, Senior Director, Research and Evaluation
Alannah Kittle, Senior Analyst, Research and Evaluation