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PHR Article of the Week: From the Schools and Programs of Public Health, Student Column: Using Academic Detailing to Improve Childhood Influenza Vaccination Rates in San Diego

In the latest issue of Public Health Reports, March/April 2015, recent San Diego State University Graduate Ms. Evelyn Ly, her professor Dr. Michaeld Peddecord, and Ms. Wendy Wang, Ms. Kimberly Ralston, and Dr. Mark Sayyer from the UCSD San Diego Immunization Partnership, assess the effectiveness of an academic detailing intervention designed to increase influenza vaccination in children aged 6–59 months in six San Diego County primary care clinics. Read More

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Member Research and Reports Newspapers

Maryland Study Shows Tobacco Messages Influence Young Children’s Attitudes and Intentions to Smoke

Children develop strong attitudes toward smoking as early as 5 and 6 years of age, and those attitudes are key predictors of their smoking intentions, according to a study led by Dr. Dina Borzekowski , research professor in the University of Maryland School of Public Health’s Department of Behavioral and Community Health. Read More

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Student & Alumni Achievements Award

Columbia Student, Rockland County Health Commissioner, Recognized for Leading Top Ranked County for Healthy Living

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute ranked Rockland County first in New York State for healthy living in 2015. Mailman School Executive Masters degree candidate in Healthcare Management and Rockland County’s Health Commissioner, Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, was recognized for spearheading the county's coordinated efforts aimed at healthy eating and an active lifestyle that lead to a unified community commitment to better health. Read More

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Advocacy

February 2015 Monthly Briefing

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

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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.