On Tuesday, October 14, the Brown University School of Public Health hosted a SOPHAS site visit. Ms. Karen Astle, Vice President, Program Partnerships , Liaison International and Ms. Allison Foster, ASPPH deputy executive director, presented about participating in SOPHAS. Thanks go to Dr. Patrick Vivier, Director, MPH Program, who hosted the meeting and to the faculty and staff from the School of Public Health and Brown University who were able to attend. Read More
Researchers have discovered a previously unknown 149-page manuscript defending homosexuality. The scholars have also documented the remarkable life of its author, a gay Jewish World War II veteran, Mr. Allen Bernstein. Read More
Starting on the local level to help answer a national need, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, in a partnership with USF Health, has launched Project Reach, a youth mental health initiative with funding from Hillsborough County. Read More
Dr. Richard Saitz, chairman of the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) Community Health Sciences Department, has been named the senior editor of the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Read More
Ms. Alyssa T. Brooks, PhD candidate in behavioral and community health at the University of Maryland School of Public Health, will be recognized for her work to expand the diversity of cardiovascular research at the 2014 NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Director's Awards Ceremony. Read More
Today’s context for public health leadership is complex, rapidly evolving, and calls for new approaches to the development of leaders for today and the future. The National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) is an innovative approach to leadership development that brings together teams of leaders from multiple sectors to advance their leadership skills, build stronger collaborations, and move toward health equity in their communities. Read More
Congressional consideration of the 12 fiscal year 2015 appropriations bills has ground to a halt. With the October 1 start of the new fiscal year approaching, not a single funding bill has cleared the Congress. A Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government past the November 4 general election is expected, but even passing that is proving difficult. 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.
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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.