Profile of State and Territorial Public Health

The ASTHO Profile is the only comprehensive source of information on state and territorial public health agency activities, structures, and financial and workforce resources.

Launched in 2007 and fielded every two to three years, 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 highlights descriptive findings from each survey round and includes summaries of the structure, activities, and resources of individual state and territorial agencies. These data represent the breadth of work overseen by health agencies and the structural nuances and limitations in which they conduct their work.

About the Dashboards

The new data visualization system includes the ability to view data at the national aggregate and individual agency levels and provides longitudinal data views.

Users can access in-depth information about the Profile survey, the dashboard layout, specific data points, and analytic decisions by accessing the technical notes documentation.

Data briefs highlighting trends in state health agency expenditures, workforce capacity, and activities can be found on the Survey Data and Documentation page. You may also request Profile data by filling out this form or emailing the Profile team.

Data Dashboards

Click on the link to view the data dashboard:


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Individual Agency Profiles

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Planning and Quality Improvement

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This report was supported by grant or cooperative agreement number NU38OT000161, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services. Support for this publication was also provided in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.