ASPPH invites members to participate in the third webinar in the 2014-2015 ASPPH Presents series, “The DrPH for the 21st Century”, on January 6, 2015 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Eastern. Chair of the Framing the Future Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Expert Panel, Dean Jim Raczynski, (Arkansas) will moderate the panel and Dean Donna J. Petersen (South Florida), chair of the Framing the Future Task Force, will join as a special guest. Read More
An analysis by a team of North Carolina-based environmental and planning researchers concludes that densely populated regions with compact urban development that discourages commuting by car — widely touted as a way to increase public exercise and reduce harmful automobile emissions — may only slightly lower average regional particulate matter (PM) concentrations in air. Read More
The UIC School of Public Health received its largest gift from an individual in its history from Dr. Paul Levy and Ms. Virginia Tomasek. Dr. Levy was a renowned scientist, esteemed professor, mentor, and friend to many in the school’s community. He was a founding faculty member and the first director of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Read More
The annual suicide death rate for American Indian/Alaska Native youth is as much as 18 times higher than the national average for all American youth, and most native youth never receive behavioral health care, even when they show clear signs of distress such as depression,or when they are actively suicidal. Read More
Four Master of Health Administration students of the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health received national recognition for their research on the use of social media by health care organizations to engage current and potential breast cancer patients. Read More
The Mississippi State Department of Health is working to foster healthy community environments that can promote active living, healthy eating, and tobacco free living, as recommended in the National Prevention Strategy. Through the Mississippi Delta Health Collaborative (MDHC), it offers technical assistance to support municipal and county leaders in identifying opportunities to promote health in rural settings. Read More
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
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.