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ASTHO Profile of State Public Health


The 2010 survey is the second survey in a longitudinal series about state/territorial health agency responsibilities, structure, planning and quality improvement activities, workforce, and more that provides core data for ongoing public health systems research and a source for tracking state public health performance and best practices. Information from the survey will allow the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) to continue to provide comparable information about the nature and scope of state public health; orient new health officials and support them throughout their tenure; respond to lawmakers' questions in the context of health reform; and advocate for a stronger public health system.

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
Data Years Available: 
2007-08, 2010
Mode of Collection: 
Web-based survey. Mail response is an option.
Selected Content: 
Population Covered: 
State and territorial health departments in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories
Response Rates and Sample Size: 
Interpretation Issues: 
References: and related web pages. Accessed September 5, 2010.