The 2015 ASPPH Annual Meeting is March 22-25 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia. The theme of the meeting is Framing the Future: A New Paradigm for Academic Public Health. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with peers, engage with thought leaders, and reflect on the exciting future for academic public health. Read More
A new study led by Dr. Patricia Pittman, an associate professor of health policy at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, looks at how well health care organizations are doing when it comes to implementing a set of nursing reforms outlined by a 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Read More
On January 22, the New Orleans City Council unanimously voted to ban most indoor smoking in the city, including in bars and casinos. Given New Orleans’ freewheeling reputation, it was a battle that many thought could not be won and a sweet victory for a large coalition of people, ranging from musicians and waiters to public health advocates. Read More
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers are flipping conventional thought on its head regarding how to improve the health of sedentary people at risk for diabetes and heart disease in a new study designed to combat a condition popularly called “sitting disease.” Read More
Mr. Mario Garner, a 2004 alumnus of the Master of Healthcare Administration program at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, has been tapped to receive the Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award for the Young Healthcare Executive of the Year. Read More
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) is accepting applications for the 2015 Prevention Internship Program for Tribes and Tribal Organizations. Read More
President Obama on December 16th signed into law the omnibus fiscal year 2015 appropriations bill to fund most federal agencies until September 30, 2015. Congress has given final approval to the measure on December 13th. All of the ASPPH’s priority accounts were level funded. The agreement provides a total of $5.3 billion in Ebola emergency spending, of which $2.742 billion goes to HHS agencies, including $1.771 billion to the CDC. 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.