ASPPH, in cooperation with CDC, announces several non-research funding opportunities available through the ASPPH/CDC Cooperative Agreement. These Workforce Improvement Projects (WIPs) support public health workforce development. Faculty holding full appointments at ASPPH member schools and programs of public health are eligible to apply. Read More
After this year’s legalization of powdered alcohol, some states have already banned it – a move that the majority of the public supports, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. [Photo: Dr. Matthew Davis] Adults across the country share the same top concern about the new alcohol-on-the-go […] Read More
Imagine that every Georgian has fresh food to eat, lives on safe streets, and enjoys physical and mental well-being — no matter what their ethnicity, income or ZIP code. Teams from five Georgia communities participating in the University of Georgia’s Public Health Leadership Academy are imagining just that. [Photo: Team members from Colquitt County map out […] Read More
The School of Public Health at Georgia State University has received nearly $400,000 in grant funds to support a three-year effort to reduce rates of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in African-American neighborhoods in southwest Atlanta. [Photo: Dr. Rodney Lyn] The work will be conduced in partnership with the Morehouse School of Medicine’s Prevention Research Center […] Read More
President Barack Obama recently appointed School of Public Health alumna Dr. T. Bella Dinh-Zarr to the position of vice chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Dr. Dinh-Zarr earned both her PhD (‘01) and MPH (‘97) at The University of Texas School of Public Health, part of The University of Texas Health Science Center […] Read More
Explore new digital tools to help address some of the nation’s most pressing public health issues, including disaster preparedness and response, youth bullying prevention, and suicide prevention, developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The SAMHSA Disaster App, KnowBullying, and Suicide Safe are free, interactive mobile apps that offer a wealth […] 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.