ASPPH will host a limited number of sessions at APHA in November as we transition to the 2015 ASPPH Annual Meeting to be held in March 2015. The schedule of ASPPH @ APHA sessions includes joint sessions with other organizations as well as several ASPPH Forum meetings/workshops. The majority of ASPPH sessions at APHA are free to attend and do not require pre-registration. Read More
Individuals make choices every day that relate to eating and physical activity. New research findings indicate that motivation to eat, or the reinforcing value of food, may be influenced by a number of factors, including physical activity. The study by researchers at the University at Buffalo’s School of Public Health and Health Professions appeared in the in the online edition of the Appetite Journal. Read More
Dr. Daniel Handysides, assistant professor in the Loma Linda University School of Public Health works with homeless youth to help provide them with health-related resources and connections. Dr. Handysides works closely with Youth Hope, an organization located in Redlands, CA that provides food, clothing, temporary shelter, and a continuing education program to homeless teens in San Bernardino County. Read More
Dr. Noah Simon, assistant professor of biostatistics at the University of Washington School of Public Health, received an NIH Director’s Early Independence Award – one of 17 awards given nationally to “exceptional early career scientists.” The award provides five years of funding that will allow Dr. Simon to pursue his research interests in big data and machine learning and how they can lead to better personalized medicine. Read More
A three-person team of health policy and management graduate students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health were first-prize winners in the nineteenth annual Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition, hosted by the National Association of Healthcare Services Executives (NAHSE) at its annual educational conference, held October 14-17 in Detroit. Read More
The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) proudly announces the publication of a Health Education & Behavior (HE&B) supplement devoted to the latest research and practice to promote healthy aging. The October supplement, “Fostering Engagement and Independence: Opportunities and Challenges for an Aging Society”, contains a dozen peer-reviewed articles on innovative behavioral and psycho-social approaches to improve the health of the nation’s fastest growing cohort - older adults. 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.
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.