The NBPHE board of directors has announced a pilot program to determine whether the knowledge and skills assessed by the Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam are relevant to public health practice and can be acquired by individuals working as public health professionals. In this pilot program, individuals who have a bachelor’s degree and at least five subsequent years’ public health work experience will be eligible to take the CPH exam during the computer-based testing period of October 1-31. Public health faculty with more than five years teaching experience are encouraged to participate. Because robust participation is needed to evaluate the results of this pilot program, participants will be charged a discounted rate of $150. Read More
Men who drink the equivalent caffeine level of two to three cups of coffee a day are less likely to have erectile dysfunction (ED), according to researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Read More
While public health efforts have successfully decreased cigarette use in the U.S., alternative tobacco products remain popular with adolescents and young adults. In a recent study led by Dr. Tracey Barnett, an assistant professor in the department of behavioral science and community health, researchers found that 12 percent of Florida high school students reported trying e-cigarettes, up from 8 percent the previous year. Read More
The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research (ISPOR) has selected Dr. Lisa Prosser, University of Michigan School of Public Health associate professor of health management and policy, to receive the 2015 ISPOR Award for Excellence in Methodology of Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research. Read More
Ms. Arti Desai has received a grant from Map Your World, an innovative, multi-platform project that incorporates technology and places the power of new technologies into the hands of young change agents. Read More
Congressional action on the fiscal year 2016 appropriations bills has begun in earnest. On April 22, the House Appropriations Committee approved, on a straight party line vote, the fiscal year 2016 budget allocations to its 12 subcommittees. For the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee, the allocation for discretionary programs is $153.050 billion in budget authority ($156.193 B in outlays), a reduction of $3.713 B (or 2.37 percent) from last year. As has become normal, the Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill is expected to be the last (and most difficult to pass) of the appropriations bill. 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.