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Profile of State Public Health, Volume One

This survey research aims to define the scope of state public health services, identify variations in practice among state public health agencies, and contribute to the development of best practices in governmental public health. The ASTHO Profile of State Public Health, Volume One highlights descriptive findings from ASTHO’s first comprehensive state public health survey conducted in 2007 and 2008 and completed by all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The findings serve as a resource for state health officials, ASTHO, researchers and other organizations to:

  • Define the value of state public health to governors, legislatures, and the nation.
  • Promote and preserve adequate funding for crucial public health services.
  • Effectively advocate on behalf of state health officials and public health.

The Chartbook serves as a companion piece to the Profile, providing in-depth tables on topics highlighted by the Profile.

Links to the ASTHO Profile of State Public Health, Volume One, ASTHO Chartbook of State Public Health, Volume One, survey and codebook can be found below. 

ASTHO Profile of State Public Health, Volume One

ASTHO Chartbook of State Public Health, Volume One

ASTHO 2007 Profile Survey Questionnaire

ASTHO 2007 Profile Survey Codebook (xls)