Public health data and research are at the heart of public health, giving state and territorial health agencies the foundation they need to improve community health. Data and research can be used to further develop understanding of public health challenges and provide evidence for health agencies to establish priorities and strategies to improve health outcomes.
ASTHO collects, utilizes, and visualizes data on a variety of topics, such as public health infrastructure, workforce development, and current and emerging priorities, to support the work of ASTHO members and other public health professionals.
Profile of State and Territorial Public Health
The ASTHO profile is fielded every two years and 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.