ASPPH hosted a student recruitment fair for prospective students of public health on Monday, September 22, at the New York University Silver Center in New York City. The This Is Public Health Student Recruitment fairs are a member benefit for our schools and programs. They are targeted events for prospective students interested in public health […] Read More
Low-wage employees would welcome workplace health promotion and believe it increases productivity and morale to the benefit of employers, according to a new study by the University of Washington School of Public Health. The study, published in the American Journal of Health Promotion, was based on interviews with 42 couples from the Seattle area in […] 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
University at Buffalo faculty member Dr. Xuefeng Ren, assistant professor of epidemiology and environmental health in the School of Public Health and Health Professions, has received a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the mechanisms of arsenic carcinogenesis — the process by which exposure to arsenic transforms normal cells into cancer […] 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
PMF: Seeking Students for the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Closing Date: October 15, 2014 NIH: Cohort Studies of HIV/AIDS and Substance Use (U01) Modification 1 Closing Date: December 11, 2014 NIH: Clinical and Translational Science Award (U54) Modification 1 Closing Date: January 15, 2015 NIH: NIDCR Behavioral or Social Intervention Clinical Trial Planning Grant (R34) […] 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.
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.
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.