In the latest issue of Public Health Reports, September/October 2015, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers Dr. Qian An, Dr. Ruiguang Song, Dr. Angela Hernandez, and Dr. H. Iren Hall, propose three indicators of, and assesses the disparities and trends in, the risk of HIV infection progression among people living with diagnosed HIV infection in the United States. Read More
In the most comprehensive study of the effectiveness of antibullying policies to date, researchers found that compliance with the U.S. Department of Education guidelines in anti-bullying laws reduced rates of bullying and cyberbullying — the most common forms of peer aggression. The study, which uncovered varying rates of bullying reported across the states, has important implications for educators, policy makers, and researchers. Findings appear online in JAMA Pediatrics. Read More
The O. Wayne Rollins Foundation pledged $10 million to Emory University Rollins School of Public Health and the newly established James W. Curran Scholarship Fund at the school’s recent anniversary celebration. The James W. Curran Scholarship Fund was established in honor of the 20th anniversary of Emory’s dean Dr. James W. Curran – the nation’s longest serving, current school […] Read More
Dr. Vicki Tall Chief, associate professor in health promotion sciences at the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health, has been chosen to receive the 2015 National Indian Health Board’s Local Impact Award for her significant contributions to advancing American Indian and Alaska Native Health. The award was presented to Dr. Tall Chief at the […] Read More
UNC Fitness Breaks is a student- and volunteer-led worksite wellness program for the housekeeping and groundskeeping staffs at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The program, which encourages individuals to adopt an active lifestyle, provides 10- to 15-minute fitness sessions to help staff members avoid injury by building muscle strength and cardiovascular endurance. […] Read More
A new video from the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) takes viewers behind the scenes at three health departments: the California Department of Public Health, the Chicago Department of Public Health, and Three Rivers District Health Department in Kentucky. https://vimeo.com/138148927 Read More
ASPPH advocates for federal funding for accounts and programs that support public health training and research. In addition, the Association advocates on numerous related policy and regulatory matters. The September public affairs update highlights the current status of the fiscal year 2016 appropriations process, ASPPH’s advocacy coalition activities, and ASPPH’s recent comments on various regulatory proposals and other initiatives. 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.
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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.
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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.
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