The upcoming issue of Public Health Reports, March/April 2015, features the testimony of U.S. Acting Surgeon General, Dr. Boris D. Lushniak before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on November 18. Read More
In 2014, more teens use e-cigarettes than traditional, tobacco cigarettes or any other tobacco product — the first time a U.S. national study shows that teen use of e-cigarettes surpasses use of tobacco cigarettes. Read More
Dr. Steven Blair, professor of exercise science and biostatistics at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health, collaborated with Dr. James Hill of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the University of Colorado Denver to launch the Global Energy Balance Network (GEBN) on December 5. Read More
Since its launch in April, 481,863 Michiganders have signed up for a new Medicaid health insurance option offered by the state, called the Healthy Michigan Plan. Now, University of Michigan researchers will study how well the new plan works, and advise the state government on how well it’s living up to what lawmakers intended. Read More
Ms. Christina Ventura-DiPersia, DrPH student at City University of New York, School of Public Health, was selected by the Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health (PRSH) Section of APHA as the Best Poster Presentation by a student. Read More
The Mississippi State Department of Health is working to foster healthy community environments that can promote active living, healthy eating, and tobacco free living, as recommended in the National Prevention Strategy. Through the Mississippi Delta Health Collaborative (MDHC), it offers technical assistance to support municipal and county leaders in identifying opportunities to promote health in rural settings. Read More
The Congressional elections are finally over. The Lame Duck Congress now must reach an agreement to keep the government funded after the current continuing resolution expires on December 11. A long- or short-term continuing resolution to extend current funding until the new Congress is in place is a possibility. The Lame Duck Congress also will consider an emergency Ebola funding proposal from the Obama Administration. Read More
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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 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.