ASPPH is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 faculty awards. The awards recognize faculty from ASPPH member schools and programs of public health for their service and achievements in teaching, research, practice, and student services. The 2015 winners, as well as the 2014 Riegelman Award winner, will be honored during the Luncheon Award Ceremony on Monday, March 23 at the 2015 ASPPH Annual Meeting in Arlington, VA. Read More
The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, a group of prestigious national experts, has submitted its recommendations to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, for the purpose of informing the 2015 edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Read More
Cancer prevention experts at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have allied with the CATCH Global Foundation, whose comprehensive child health program reaches children and their families in more than 10,000 educational settings nationwide, to promote behavior that will lower children’s lifelong risk of developing cancer. Read More
Dr. Christopher Besser and Dr. Sinyoung Park, 2014 graduates of the health services research PhD program at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions’ department of health services research, management, and policy, are recipients of awards from the American Academy of Medical Administrators. They were honored at the National Summit of Medical Administrators held last month in Clearwater, Florida. Read More
The fiftieth annual U.S. Public Health Service Symposium, a conference for USPHS officers and state and local health professionals, will be held on May 18-21 at the Sheraton Atlanta. Academic partners for the conference are the Emory Rollins School of Public Health and the Morehouse School of Medicine. Read More
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
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.