Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 2014. ASTHO profile of state public health. Arlington, VA: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 140 pp.
Annotation: This report provides information about state public health agency activities, structure, and resources. First published in 2007, the report 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. Topics include governance and structure, work force, activities, planning and quality improvement, health information management, and finance. Individual profiles of responding states; a slide deck with tables and figures from the full report; issue briefs; infographics, information for researchers (survey instrument, codebook, and related materials); and previous reports are also available.
Contact: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 450, Arlington, VA 22202, Telephone: (202) 371-9090 Fax: (571) 527-3189 Web Site: http://www.astho.org Available from the website.
Keywords: Financing, Management, Program planning, Public health infrastructure, Quality improvement, State health agencies, Statistical data, Surveys, Trends, Work force