AIA, ACSA, and ASPPH announce an open Request for Qualifications for ASPPH member schools and programs interested in joining the AIA Design & Health Research Consortium. The consortium is a new program to advance revolutionary, university-led research in the area of design and health. Read More
Stimulating a particular region in the brain via non-invasive delivery of electrical current using magnetic pulses, called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, improves memory, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. Read More
The Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center (CARERC), which is housed in the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, has been awarded a five-year, $5 million grant to support and advance occupational health and safety in the Central Appalachian Region and Kentucky. The grant, which is funded by the CDC’s National Institute for […] Read More
Dr. Dennis Kyle, distinguished university health professor in the College of Public Health, Department of Global Health, has received an NIH grant for $390,911 to investigate the mechanisms of extreme resistance to antimalarial drugs. The grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is for a two-year program of research entitled “Extreme Resistance to Mitochondrial […] Read More
After working as an internist in southern Nigeria for six years, Dr. Utibe Effiong, a 2014 alumnus of the University of Michigan’s Master of Public Health program and current U-M SPH research scientist, was inspired to look at the broader determinants of health and health care in the developing world. Read More
The National Institutes of Health seeks applicants for a professional career currently available in one of the 24 Institutes and Centers. Come join the nation’s premier medical research agency, where they are making important medical discoveries that improve health and save lives. The National Institutes of Health has a number of Health Scientist Administrator vacancies. Read More
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
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.