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ASTHO delivers rigorous, relevant research to aid our members and other public health decisionmakers.


With the support of CDC, the de Beaumont Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, ASTHO builds its survey research capacity to meet the growing information needs of our members, public health researchers, and public health practitioners. Key research projects and findings are described below.

Profile of State 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. The Profile, started in 2007 and fielded every two to three years, aims to define the scope of state public health services, identify variations in practice among state public health agencies, and contribute to the development of best practices in governmental public health. View the Profile »

Workforce Development and Research

ASTHO is dedicated to supporting the public health workforce by providing technical assistance to state health agencies, conducting and disseminating research, and supporting the Human Resources and Workforce Development Directors Peer Network. View Workforce Development and Research »

Additional Research

Additional research and reports meant to advance public health in U.S. states and territories. View Additional Research »