ASTHO Profile Survey of State and Territorial Public Health, United States, 2019 (ICPSR 37996)

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Cara Person, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (U.S.)

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR37996.v2

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The 2019 ASTHO Profile Survey is a survey conducted by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) to gather information on state, territorial, and freely associated state public health agencies (S/THAs) and their activities, structure, and resources. The survey aims to define the scope of state and territorial public health services, identify variations in practice among public health agencies, and contribute to the development of best practices in governmental public health. The instrument was disseminated electronically in April 2019 and completed by state and territorial health agency staff at each S/THA including senior deputies, chief financial officers, and human resource directors. The survey closed in January 2020; the response rate was 100% percent among the 50 states and D.C., and 98% percent among all states, territories, and freely associated states.

Changes may be made to the dataset after it is archived. Please contact profile@astho.org to request the most updated datasets. Additional information on the study can be found by visiting the ASTHO Profile Survey website.

Person, Cara. ASTHO Profile Survey of State and Territorial Public Health, United States, 2019. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2022-07-21. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR37996.v2

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2019-04-09 -- 2020-01-31
2019-04-09 -- 2020-01-31
  1. Changes may be made to the dataset after it is archived. Please contact profile@astho.org to request the most updated datasets. Additional information on the study can be found by visiting the ASTHO Profile Survey website.

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The project 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.

A link to the web-based survey was sent to the senior deputies from the 50 states, D.C., and eight territories and freely associated states. Along with general instructions, senior deputies received recommendations on which staff and departments should complete each section of the survey. ASTHO held webinars prior to survey launch and midway through the survey administration period for questions and answers. ASTHO also held individual phone calls with leadership from each of the territories and freely associated states.

ASTHO's Survey Research team conducted follow up to verify responses. Identified response errors were corrected in collaboration with the agencies, unless there was no response to follow up efforts. In that case, the Survey Research team used its expertise to determine whether or not to retain the data.

Not applicable. The survey is a census of state and territorial public health agencies.

Longitudinal

United States state, territorial, and freely associated state health agencies.

Organization

Variables in all 3 datasets include organizational structure and responsibilities; staffing and salaries; collaborations and research; planning, accreditation, and quality improvement; and electronic data collection and exchange. Financial details are only available for the States, and only under a restricted use agreement.

100% among the 50 states and D.C. 98% among all states, territories, and freely associated states.

Several Likert-type scales were used in various sections of the survey.

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2021-08-02

2022-07-21 The variable FTEPER100K was removed prior to deposit in both states and territories datasets, and the states dataset has been resupplied with edited data.

2021-08-02 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created online analysis version with question text.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
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