In a key ruling related to the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday, June 25, that tax subsidies to help qualified individuals buy health insurance are available to all American’s, regardless of whether their state has established a state exchange. Read More
New findings by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers and colleagues have identified strategies that are effective in helping keep kids’ weight down and that get a significant bang for the health care buck. The five-year collaborative Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost Effectiveness Study (CHOICES) modeled the costs and benefits for four approaches: taxing sugary beverages, eliminating […] Read More
University at Albany School of Public Health faculty member, Dr. Christine T. Bozlak, was awarded a $350,000 Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant to develop a Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Public Health Catalyst Program. Dr. Bozlak, assistant professor in the department of health policy, management, and behavior, will serve as co-director of the […] Read More
The University of Florida has received a nearly $1 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to train future movement disorders scientists. The Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Training in Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration program will train 12 doctoral students to become independent researchers whose work will lead to new treatments for Parkinson’s disease, […] Read More
Dr. Kate Weinberger, the first graduate of the Mailman School of Public Health’s PhD program on Climate and Health, was invited to speak at the White House on June 23 contributing her expertise on public health training to a burgeoning conversation on climate change and human health. The White House event, “Your Health and Our […] Read More
NIH: Pre-application: Opportunities for Collaborative Research at the NIH Clinical Center (X02) Closing Date: December 15, 2017 NIH: Opportunities for Collaborative Research at the NIH Clinical Center (U01) Closing Date: April 11, 2018 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.