ASPPH will host the first webinar in the 2014-2015 "ASPPH Presents" webinar series, A Vision for the Acceleration of Global Health Data for Science and Policy, on Thursday, October 16, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern, featuring Dr. Wilbert van Panhuis, assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Read More
Neighborhood environments are recognized as an important contributor to childhood obesity, according to the White House Task Force Report on Childhood Obesity. A new study has found that children living in walkable built environments have lower BMI z-scores while children in poorly walkable built environments have higher BMI z-scores and greater increases in BMI over […] Read More
The National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR), which is based in the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, recently received $1.8 million in renewed funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The award will allow the Center to extend its research concerning the improvement of the health and […] Read More
Dr. Claudia Kozinetz, chair of the department of biostatistics and epidemiology, has been elected to the Board of the American College of Epidemiology (ACE). She came to ETSU after serving as tenured professor and head of the epidemiology section of the department of pediatrics at the Baylor College of Medicine. The author of over 100 […] Read More
Ms. Sadhvi Batra, a recent honors graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been selected along with 32 other young leaders as a member of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) inaugural class of E3! Ambassadors, who aim to “Educate, Engage, and Empower” and to highlight key federal […] Read More
Epidemiologic Reviews, a sister publication of the American Journal of Epidemiology, is devoted to publishing comprehensive and critical reviews on specific themes once a year. For the last several years, Epidemiologic Reviews has ranked one or two in impact factor out of about 160 journals. The theme of the 2016 issue will be Gun Violence: […] 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.
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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.
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.