A critical part of ASTHO’s work is supporting states and territories in meeting national public health standards through long- and short-term public health planning. To ensure health agencies have a strong planning foundation to carry out critical public health services, ASTHO provides coaching, facilitation, peer connections, and other support tools.

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Public Health State and Territorial Health Department Strategic Planning Module

ASTHO supports state and territorial health agencies in agency-wide strategic planning efforts throughout the preparing, planning, and implementation phases. Resources include the Strategic Plan Guide, facilitation support, tailored coaching, documentation review, and more.

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Developing a State Health Improvement Plan: Guidance and Resources

In this guide, ASTHO provides state and territories coaching, facilitation, resources, and tools to support their jurisdiction-wide health improvement planning processes.

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Strategic Planning Guide: Guidance and Resources to Assist State and Territorial Health Agencies in Developing a Strategic Plan

ASTHO created this strategic planning guide to help public health agencies develop new—or refine existing—strategic plans.

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Healthy People 2030

Healthy People 2030

Healthy People fosters a shared vision of public health across the United States. It establishes national priorities every 10 years to guide jurisdiction planning and data collection.

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