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ASPPH News 2014inReview

ASPPH 2014 Year in Review

2014 marks the first full calendar year as the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), which officially launched on August 1, 2013. Join us in taking a look at 2014's highlights, achievements, and a peek at what's to come in 2015. Read More

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Member Research and Reports News

BU Study Finds ER Visits Offer Opportunities to Treat Substance Use

Women of reproductive age who had substance use disorders were twice as likely to show up with injuries at Massachusetts emergency rooms, suggesting the need for screening and referrals for substance use as part of emergency department treatment protocols, according to a new study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers. Read More

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Faculty & Staff Honors Award

Iowa Researcher Wins Award for Study of Burns from Glass-fronted Fireplaces

Dr. Lucy Wibbenmeyer, clinical associate professor of surgery at the University of Iowa, was recently awarded the “Research Award” from the Injury Free Coalition for Kids. Her study, “A Multi-Center Study of Preventable Contact Burns from Glass Fronted Gas Fireplaces”, was supported by a grant from the University of Iowa’s Injury Prevention Research Center. Read More

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December 2014 Monthly Briefing

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

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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.