Research

Profile of State and Territorial Public Health

The ASTHO Profile of State and Territorial Public Health (Profile) is the only comprehensive source of information about state and territorial public health agency activities, structure, and resources. First published in 2007, 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 reports highlight descriptive findings from each survey round.

Check out our Top Findings report for the most significant findings from our latest report!

Full Profile Report

2016 ASTHO Profile of State and Territorial Public Health Report Cover

The full report of the ASTHO Profile of State and Territorial Public Health, Volume Four, published in November 2017, includes the results of the complete survey, as well as analyses by geographic region, population size, and governance classification, where relevant. The report compares of the results of Volume Four with previous volumes where relevant.

ASTHO Profile of State and Territorial Public Health, Volume Four (PDF) [13.9 MB]
The complete report, including profiles of all responding agencies.

Profile Data by Agency
Individual profiles of responding agencies.

Infographics

ASTHO has created a set of three infographics to provide a look at key data from the fourth edition of the ASTHO Profile of State and Territorial Public Health. Each infographic focuses on an important aspect of the fourth edition's findings. 

Who We Are What We Do How We Do It - Coming Soon!
2016 Who We Are Infographic Thumbnail - Click for larger version 2016 What We Do Infographic Thumbnail - Click for larger version  

NACCHO National Profile of Local Health Departments

The National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO) publishes the National Profile of Local Health Departments, which complement the state-level data produced by ASTHO. The NACCHO Profile is available at nacchoprofilestudy.org.

Information for Researchers

Here we provide the survey instrument and codebook for volume four of the Profile, as well as a master codebook for all four Profile survey rounds to date and other survey materials. 

Using ASTHO's Profile Survey Data

Requests for health agency survey data should be directed to profile@astho.org. Please review ASTHO's data use agreement.

Staff

Elizabeth Harper, Senior Director, Research and Evaluation
Rivka Liss-Levinson, Director, Survey Research
Alannah Kittle, Senior Analyst, Research and Evaluation