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Member Research and Reports Newspapers

Harvard Finds Obesity Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

A new report that analyzed the health histories of 9.8 million men finds strong evidence that excess body fat may increase advanced prostate cancer risk. The report, Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Prostate Cancer, was released by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the World Cancer Research Fund Internationals Continuous Update Project (CUP). […] Read More

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University at Buffalo and Community Partners Recognized for Program that Cuts Costs for Rural Health Departments

Rural health departments across the country are under considerable economic constraint as they try to maintain essential health services. A model program designed to assist rural counties in cutting costs by sharing health services has helped two Western New York counties realize health care savings approaching $840,000 over two years without loss of services or jobs. One developer says the program may help remake the landscape of rural health care in the United States. Read More

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Faculty & Staff Honors Award

CDC Invites South Carolina Professor to Serve on NCHS Board

Dr. Robert McKeown, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health, was recently appointed to serve on the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The 15-member Board advises the directors of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on scientific and technical program goals, objectives, strategies, and priorities pertaining to NCHS. Read More

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Advocacy

December 2014 Monthly Briefing

President Obama on December 16th signed into law the omnibus fiscal year 2015 appropriations bill to fund most federal agencies until September 30, 2015. Congress has given final approval to the measure on December 13th. All of the ASPPH’s priority accounts were level funded. The agreement provides a total of $5.3 billion in Ebola emergency spending, of which $2.742 billion goes to HHS agencies, including $1.771 billion to the CDC. 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.