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Priority Registration Opens December 2nd for the 2015 Spring IPEC Institute

IPEC is pleased to announce the next Faculty Development Institute focused on Building Interprofessional Education for Population Health on April 29-May 1, 2015 at the Dulles Hyatt in Herndon, VA. Faculty teams are invited to come together to create actionable plans for implementing projects that advance interprofessional curricula, learning experiences, and assessment in collaboration with community partners for improving population health. Read More

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Harvard’s New Online Calculator Estimates Cardiovascular Disease Risk

The new Healthy Heart Score developed by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) gives individuals an easy method to estimate their 20-year risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) based on simple lifestyle habits. The free web-based survey, which can be found at, also gives users practical tips for improving their scores by incorporating heart-healthy habits into their daily lives. Read More

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Faculty & Staff Honors Soliman1107

Nebraska Faculty is New President-Elect of AACE

Dr. Amr Soliman, an epidemiology and cancer prevention expert in the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center and professor and chairman of the department of epidemiology in the UNMC College of Public Health, has been elected president-elect of the American Association for Cancer Education (AACE). He will serve his term as president in 2015. AACE is the preeminent professional association for educators from U.S. medical, public health, nursing and dental schools who are interested in professional, patient and public cancer education. Read More

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UNC Epidemiology Postdocs Win Research Excellence Awards

Drs. Anne Justice and Vineet Menachery, postdoctoral fellows in epidemiology at the Gillings School, have received The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s 2014 Postdoctoral Awards for Research Excellence. They accepted their awards from Dr. Barbara Entwisle, distinguished professor of sociology and vice chancellor for research, and Dr. Mark Heise, chair of the advisory committee on postdoctoral scholars and professor of genetics at UNC, at a November 17 reception. Read More

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September 2014 Monthly Briefing

Congressional consideration of the 12 fiscal year 2015 appropriations bills has ground to a halt. With the October 1 start of the new fiscal year approaching, not a single funding bill has cleared the Congress. A Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government past the November 4 general election is expected, but even passing that is proving difficult. Read More

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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.

Fact Sheets

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.