Additional Research

Health Agency Priorities

ASTHO conducts an annual environmental scan of internal, state- and national-level data sources to identify current and emerging priority areas in state and territorial public health.

Understanding the Relationship Between State and Local Health

In order to more systematically and accurately classify state health departments in terms of their governance relationships with local health departments, ASTHO engaged NORC, with input from NACCHO, to develop a State and Local Health Department Governance Classification System.

Forces of Change in Public Health

Between 2014 and 2017, ASTHO monitored the current climate at member health agencies related to budget, workforce, billing capacity, and other changes as a result of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.