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SOPHAS Advisory Council Meeting Held

On Monday, January 26 the SOPHAS advisory council met in Miami, Florida to plan for changes in SOPHAS for the 2015-2016 admissions cycle. The council met to discuss a number of changes to the next admissions cycle as well as to plan for a long-term vision for SOPHAS. In particular, the council discussed the upcoming launch of a new applicant platform which will be available in August and a series of on-going enhancement requests. Read More

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Member Research and Reports Pittman, Polly

GW Study Monitors Progress of Nursing Reforms in Healthcare Facilities

A new study led by Dr. Patricia Pittman, an associate professor of health policy at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, looks at how well health care organizations are doing when it comes to implementing a set of nursing reforms outlined by a 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Read More

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School & Program Updates Building detail

New Orleans Goes Smoke Free

On January 22, the New Orleans City Council unanimously voted to ban most indoor smoking in the city, including in bars and casinos. Given New Orleans’ freewheeling reputation, it was a battle that many thought could not be won and a sweet victory for a large coalition of people, ranging from musicians and waiters to public health advocates. Read More

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Advocacy

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.