About Us

We join public health experts and state and local governments in developing a standardized information system for tracking public health activities nationwide.

Standardized Measures

Explore details of public health service measures from three domains: Chronic Disease Prevention, Communicable Disease Control, and Environmental Health Protection.


Discover ways to work with PHAST to promote a culture of health by empowering policy-makers, practitioners, and researchers with the information they need.
Measuring health-improvement processes and determinants with fidelity, understanding their relationship to the nation’s well-being, and designing effective interventions all rest on harvesting information in a manner that is understandable, valid, timely, accurate, and integrated.


Institute of Medicine, For the Public’s Health: The Role of Measurement in Action and Accountability (2010)