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The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health is the voice of accredited public health education, representing member schools and programs accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

ASPPH strengthens public health schools and programs and improves global health by:
  • Fostering quality education and practice-based training for the next generation of public health workers
  • Promoting public health as a career option
  • Monitoring trends relevant to public health education
  • Facilitating collaborations across schools and programs
  • Developing partnerships across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors
Advancing public health education that meets 21st-century demands is ASPPH’s core mission. To ensure public health workers have the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes, ASPPH:
  • Develops competencies and learning outcomes across the educational continuum
  • Sponsors fellowships and internships that offer “real-world” practice experiences
  • Promotes the Certified in Public Health (CPH) credential
  • Leads Framing the Future, an interdisciplinary task force that is reconsidering public health education
As an advocate for the interests of academic public health, ASPPH:
  • Safeguards and expands the $1.5 billion-plus pool of federal grants and contracts to public health schools and programs for education, research, and practice
  • Reviews existing and proposed federal laws and regulations and advances policy positions
Strategic partnerships power the ASPPH agenda, with collaborations across public health disciplines and the wider community of health professionals. 

ASPPH is the successor to the Association of Schools of Public Health, established in 1953.  In 2013, membership was expanded to include CEPH-accredited programs of public health.


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