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Faculty & Staff Honors Award

Columbia Professor Named Editor of International Dental Journal

The FDI World Dental Federation appointed Dr. Ira B. Lamster, Mailman School professor of health policy and management, as the next editor of the International Dental Journal, effective January 1, 2015. His appointment was confirmed by the FDI Council during its meeting in New Delhi in September, following a six-month selection process from a group of 55 highly-qualified candidates. Read More

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Student & Alumni Achievements Award

Texas Alumnus Appointed President of Physicians for a National Health Program

Dr. Robert Zarr, an alumnus of The University of Texas School of Public Health, was recently appointed president-elect of the organization Physicians for a National Program (PNHP). Dr. Zarr earned an MD at Baylor College of Medicine and an MPH at the School of Public Health, which is part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Read More

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NNPHI to Serve as National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) a four-year cooperative agreement to serve the nation's public health workforce through a National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training (NCCPHT). The purpose of the NCCPHT is to provide technical assistance to the Regional Public Health Training Centers (PHTCs) to enhance their capacity and infrastructure to improve the Nation's public health system by strengthening the technical, scientific, managerial, and leadership competencies of the public health workforce. Read More

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Advocacy

September 2014 Monthly Briefing

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

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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.

Fact Sheets

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.