This week, over 70 ASPPH-member schools and programs of public health participated in the ASPPH Leadership Retreat in San Diego, CA. After a welcome from Dean Gary Raskob (Oklahoma), ASPPH board chair, the retreat began with a discussion on the population health agenda for academic public health, followed by leadership tools focused on change management and fundraising. Attendees also received updates on initiatives affecting ASPPH’s mission and participated in a session on communities in crisis. Read More
Researchers have found that losing weight and taking vitamin D supplements had a greater effect than weight loss alone in reducing the kind of chronic inflammation linked to some cancers. The researchers – from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington Schools of Public Health and Medicine – compared weight loss and […] Read More
The Sharing History through Active Reminiscence and Photo-imagery (SHARP) Pilot Program brings together community memories of Portland, Oregon’s historically Black neighborhoods to promote physical and cognitive health among older African Americans and to build community awareness about healthy aging. SHARP is a project of the CDC Healthy Brain Research Network, a Prevention Research Centers program […] Read More
Dr. David R. Williams, Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health at Harvard T.H. Chan of Public Health, is the recipient of the 2015 CSES (Committee on Socioeconomic Status) Award for Distinguished Leadership in Psychology from the American Psychological Association (APA). CSES Leadership Awards recognize the outstanding achievement of psychologists and friends of […] Read More
Ms. Kristin Z. Black, doctoral candidate in maternal and child health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the University Cancer Research Fund (UCRF). [Photo: Ms. Kristin Z. Black] Ms. Black, who is minoring in epidemiology, was selected for her “strong academic ability and potential to contribute […] Read More
A wide array of tools exists for measuring different features of the built environment, many of them well validated. These existing tools fall into three categories: 1) interview or self-administered questionnaires which primarily measure perceptions, 2) tools that collect archival (existing) data, often using GIS, and 3) systematic observation or audit tools. It is often […] Read More
The House and Senate Appropriations Committees in late June approved differing versions of the fiscal year 2016 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill. The bills provide major increases for the National Institutes of Health: +$1 Billion in the House version, +$2 Billion in the Senate measure. The House would eliminate the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, while the Senate would cuts the agency’s budget by 35 percent.ASPPH’s legislative priorities fared well, with funding provided for most of our priority accounts. 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.
The ASPPH Data Center houses tools and resources to answer questions about education for public health. The public gallery presents interactive data visuals and the password-protected side of the website allows data administrators at ASPPH-member schools and programs to submit and analyze data from ASPPH annual data collection. Data include faculty data, operating budgets including federal grants and contracts, and admissions, student and graduate data. The results provide trends on education in public health, support members’ benchmarking activities, and guide advocacy activities.