Through this final recommendation, the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) updates and replaces its 1962 Drinking Water Standards related to community water fluoridation — the controlled addition of a fluoride compound to a community water supply to achieve a concentration optimal for dental caries prevention. Read More
Although moderate alcohol consumption appears to lower mortality risk among whites, it may not have the same protective effect among Blacks, and its potential benefits also may vary by gender, according to a nationally representative study of the U.S. population by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Read More
The largest department in USU’s Hebert School of Medicine, Preventive Med is responsible for the University’s Masters and Doctorate programs in public health. It also supports a broad research portfolio. The position is open to civilian as well as uniformed candidates. Read More
Dr. Donald W. Rowe, director of the Office of Public Health Practice, and faculty member in the department of community health and health behavior at the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP), has been named the 2015 recipient of the Herman M. Biggs Public Health Award by the New York State (NYS) Public Health Association. The award is given annually to an individual who is recognized for their outstanding achievement in public health. Read More
Ms. Danielle Schoffman was presented with the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 2015 Distinguished Student Award for Excellence in Research at the Society’s Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions in San Antonio on April 23. The Excellence in Research award is presented each year to one or two students who demonstrate outstanding academic and professional potential in the field of behavioral medicine. Read More
CDC: Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology: National and State Coalition Capacity Building to Improve Outcomes Closing Date: May 18, 2015 CDC: Public Health Leader Fellowship Program Closing Date: June 26, 2015 NIH: Pre-application for a Biomedical Technology Research Center (X02) Closing Date: July 15, 2016 NIH: Tobacco Regulatory Science Small Grant Program for New Investigators […] Read More
Congressional action on the fiscal year 2016 appropriations bills has begun in earnest. On April 22, the House Appropriations Committee approved, on a straight party line vote, the fiscal year 2016 budget allocations to its 12 subcommittees. For the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee, the allocation for discretionary programs is $153.050 billion in budget authority ($156.193 B in outlays), a reduction of $3.713 B (or 2.37 percent) from last year. As has become normal, the Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill is expected to be the last (and most difficult to pass) of the appropriations bill. 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 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.