On July 8 and 9, SOPHAS schools and programs will participate in a virtual graduate school fair for prospective students of public health and advisors. The fair will be conducted entirely online and participants will have the opportunity to chat live with admissions officers and program chairs, review materials about specific degree programs, and upload resumes to share with representatives of SOPHAS members and SOPHAS staff. The event is free for prospective students and advisors. Read More
Dr. Christina Zarcadoolas, a professor at the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College, and colleagues published their research in Human Factors. They studied the use of personal health records in an underserved adult population. When used, personal health records offer the potential of increasing the active involvement of patients in health self-management. Although consumers […] Read More
The University of Washington has joined an industry-academic alliance that hears funding pitches from researchers who want to transform the health care industry. [Photo: Dr. Cynthia LeRouge] The UW School of Public Health received a $13,000 planning grant from the National Science Foundation to become the sixth site for the Center for Health Organization Transformation […] Read More
Expanding the public health workforce trained in maternal and child health is the goal of the BEST Program at the Rutgers School of Public Health. [Photo: Dr. Teresa Janevic] The Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded a $350,000, five-year grant to support the School’s BEST Program: Building Education, Student involvement, and Training in maternal and […] Read More
Ms. Amy Yanicak, a master of public health student at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health, knew she wanted to be a pharmacist when she was just 16, working in her neighbor’s community pharmacy. “I had always known that I wanted to help others and work in a clinical setting,” she says. […] Read More
CDC: Viral Hepatitis – Prevention and Surveillance Closing Date: July 20, 2015 EPA: Field Implementation Meeting Support Closing Date: July 5, 2015 HRSA: Addressing HIV Care and Housing Coordination through Data Integration to Improve Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum Closing Date: July 20, 2015 NIH: NIMHD Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers for Health Disparities Research […] Read More
Congressional action on the fiscal year 2016 appropriations bills has begun in earnest. On April 22, the House Appropriations Committee approved, on a straight party line vote, the fiscal year 2016 budget allocations to its 12 subcommittees. For the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee, the allocation for discretionary programs is $153.050 billion in budget authority ($156.193 B in outlays), a reduction of $3.713 B (or 2.37 percent) from last year. As has become normal, the Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill is expected to be the last (and most difficult to pass) of the appropriations bill. 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.
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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.
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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.