This week, over 70 ASPPH-member schools and programs of public health participated in the ASPPH Leadership Retreat in San Diego, CA. After a welcome from Dean Gary Raskob (Oklahoma), ASPPH board chair, the retreat began with a discussion on the population health agenda for academic public health, followed by leadership tools focused on change management and fundraising. Attendees also received updates on initiatives affecting ASPPH’s mission and participated in a session on communities in crisis. Read More
It is a tale of two tests: one for early signs of cervical cancer, the other for a sexually transmitted disease. But a new study suggests that a change in the recommended schedule for one may have dramatically lowered the chances that young women would get the other. Results published by a University of Michigan […] Read More
The School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago was awarded a five-year $1.75 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau to fund a Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health. The center is a continuation of the long-standing Maternal and Child Health […] Read More
Mr. Joseph Lane, director of the University at Buffalo’s Center for Assistive Technology (CAT), acted as editor for a special issue of the journal Assistive Technology Outcome and Benefits (AOTB). The journal, which is open-access and peer reviewed, focuses on the outcomes and benefits of assistive technology for students and persons with disabilities across their […] Read More
Dr. Vineet Menachery, postdoctoral fellow in epidemiology at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, was selected recently for a Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The five-year award, designed as career transition support for “highly motivated, advanced postdoctoral research scientists,” will support Dr. Menachery’s research […] Read More
The House and Senate Appropriations Committees in late June approved differing versions of the fiscal year 2016 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill. The bills provide major increases for the National Institutes of Health: +$1 Billion in the House version, +$2 Billion in the Senate measure. The House would eliminate the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, while the Senate would cuts the agency’s budget by 35 percent.ASPPH’s legislative priorities fared well, with funding provided for most of our priority accounts. Read More
ASPPH champions public health education in Washington.
ASPPH’s Policy and Advocacy Team works to increase federal government support for public health education, research, workforce training, and emergency services by working closely with our Congressional and agency partners.
We are trusted advisors.
ASPPH meets regularly with government leaders to advise them on key public health issues, national health trends, and outcome measures to inform funding. Topics include the power of prevention and population-focused research, public health employment, and changes in public health curricula.
We keep our members informed.
ASPPH provides its members with regular updates on legislative advocacy, focusing on the topics most relevant to members. Through our monthly reports, detailing the latest strategic intelligence and policy developments, ASPPH members stay up-to-date on federal action affecting the field.
ASPPH advances academic public health priorities through a variety of activities, including in-depth policy papers and analysis. The papers below represent ASPPH’s positions on key issues in public health – occupational safety, research and learning centers, as well as training programs and centers. These programs depend largely on legislative support, as many of these centers and initiatives are federally funded through Congressional appropriations and agencies, like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ASPPH is committed to advocating for these issues and ensuring they remain funded and supported by Congress.
The ASPPH Data Center houses tools and resources to answer questions about education for public health. The public gallery presents interactive data visuals and the password-protected side of the website allows data administrators at ASPPH-member schools and programs to submit and analyze data from ASPPH annual data collection. Data include faculty data, operating budgets including federal grants and contracts, and admissions, student and graduate data. The results provide trends on education in public health, support members’ benchmarking activities, and guide advocacy activities.