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SUNY Buffalo Finds Advances in Our Understanding of Childhood Maltreatment, Psychological Distress, Nicotine Dependence, and Smoking Cessation

Dr. Philip Smith, a recent graduate of the PhD program in community health and health behavior (CHHB) at the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, has completed a series of studies that improve our understanding of the relationships between childhood maltreatment, psychological distress, nicotine dependence, and smoking cessation. The studies used data from the baseline (N = 1,000 adult smokers) and 14-month follow-up with 751 respondents in interviews of a national smoking survey. Read More

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South Florida Observes Public Health Thank You Day

“Without Sam Bell there would be no COPH,” said Dr. Heather Stockwell, founding faculty member in epidemiology and biostatistics. “Before our college was formed, there were no schools of public health in Florida. It was through the vision and leadership of Sam Bell that our college was formed and its funding secured in its early years so that it could grow and develop into the College we are all so proud of today!” Read More

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Reducing Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke Exposure: Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends comprehensive tobacco control programs based on strong evidence of effectiveness in reducing tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure. Evidence indicates these programs reduce the prevalence of tobacco use among adults and young people, reduce tobacco product consumption, increase quitting, and contribute to reductions in tobacco-related diseases and deaths. Economic evidence indicates that comprehensive tobacco control programs are cost-effective, and savings from averted healthcare costs exceed intervention costs. 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.

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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.

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.