We are excited to introduce the expansion of the Framing the Future initiative on ASPPH.org. In partnership with Atlantic Media Strategies, we’ve reimagined the content and design in order to highlight the initiative and offer a better user experience. Read More
Transit stops close to home and workplace incentives are associated with higher likelihood that commuters will choose public transportation, according to research from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Read More
The University of Michigan, University of California Los Angeles, University of Pennsylvania and Yale University have teamed up to launch a new initiative to educate nurses and physicians together to serve as leaders, researchers, and change agents in healthcare, community health and public policy. Read More
A $2.5 million Burroughs Wellcome Fund award will allow the University of Michigan to train a new generation of multidisciplinary scientists to integrate population and microbiome sciences — considered key to understanding human health and disease. Read More
Graduate students in public health schools or programs are invited to apply for a $1,000 scholarship from the Alzheimer’s Association. The Association is making up to five scholarships available to support projects toward a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation on a topic related to cognitive health, cognitive decline, and/or Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias as a public health issue. Read More
President Obama released his proposed fiscal year 2016 budget on February 2. He is proposing $31.3B for NIH, a $1B increase or +3.3%. For the CDC, he is proposing $11.5B, an increase of $250M or +2.2%. The budget proposal would level fund the HRSA Public Health Training Centers and the CDC Prevention Research Centers. The President would not fund the Public Health Traineeships, the Academic Centers for Public Health Preparedness, and the NIOSH Education and Research and Agricultural Forestry and Fishing Centers. The budget proposes a 25% increase for the NIH Office of Disease Prevention to enhance its activities implementing its Strategic Plan (+$2 million to $9.91 million). 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.