ASTHO Councils

The Joint Council

The Joint Council of State and Local Health Officials is comprised of the executive committees of ASTHO, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), and the Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC). The Council was established to improve the efficacy of governmental public health by working to enhance cooperative problem solving and systems development at the administrative and executive levels of local, state, and federal public health organizations.

The Affiliate Council 

Top leaders from ASTHO and 20 affiliated organizations comprise the Affiliate Council, a body dedicated to the mission of promoting and protecting public health. The Affiliate Council functions as a network for the executive leaders of state and territorial public health associations to share information and align our efforts to better serve governmental public health, enhance public health systems and ultimately, improve public health outcomes. The Council is governed by a set of agreed-upon guiding principles

Our Affiliates

ASTHO affiliates span a wide range of associations that serve governmental public health professionals across the nation.  

If you run a professional association of state and territorial health agency leaders and would like to join the Affiliate Council, please contact