ASTHO supports public health agencies in incorporating assessments as a core component of their practice. As part of this work, ASTHO provides resources and tools for agencies to utilize as they assess their functioning capability and their ability to assess and monitor population health status, factors that influence health, and community needs and assets. ASTHO supports state and territorial health agencies who seek voluntary national accreditation from the Public Health Accreditation Board. ASTHO is committed to ensuring that its members have the technical support needed to become accredited and continuously improve the performance of their health agencies.


Accreditation Readiness Resource Kit

This kit begins with an introduction to accreditation and is structured based on the Public Health Accreditation Board's seven steps to accreditation.

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PHAB Accreditation Impact Infographic Series

States share the impact of accreditation.

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Territorial Public Health Performance and Accreditation 101

For territories and freely associated states, this tailored guide focuses on building a culture of quality and readiness for accreditation.

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State Health Assessment Guidance and Resources

This guidance document includes information and tips based on state health departments’ experiences conducting a state health assessment.

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Latest Assessment Resources

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Navigating Public Health Planning with Precision and Purpose

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Policies For Inclusive Emergency Preparedness Planning

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Administrative Policy Assessment and Gap Analysis

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National Public Health Performance Standards

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10 Essential Questions for Disability Inclusion in Health Agencies

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National Rural Health Day: States Investing in Rural Communities

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Public Health Infrastructure Proposals Gain Steam in Congress

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