On Thursday, December 11, ASPPH, in collaboration with AACN, AAMC and CDC, hosted a webinar entitled, Preparing Faculty and Students Regarding Ebola: A Look Across Health Professions. The program focused on the efforts by schools and programs of public health, nursing, and medicine to educate students and the workforce. The webinar featured Dr. Sosin (CDC) and Mr. Harold Cox (BU). Read More
A common challenge of scientific research is an inability to randomly assign subjects to a treatment that varies on only one variable (e.g., assignment of subjects to groups that differ only in a drug provided). Read More
Through a $424,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the UMass Amherst Department of Nutrition has launched the Food Safety from Farm and Garden to Preschool online training program. The department has partnered with the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension to develop this free, online, interactive food safety program for early child care educators, foodservice staff, and parents. Read More
Dr. Bruce Weir, professor of biostatistics at the University of Washington School of Public Health, was recently named to the Biology/DNA committee of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The panel is one of five Scientific Area Committees tasked to help the institute establish new forensic science standards and guidelines. Read More
In December, the Journal of Adolescent Health launched a special edition containing six review papers related to the progress made in the last 20 years in the area of sexual and reproductive health and rights for adolescents. This special edition was coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Women’s Health Coalition, together with the United Nations (U.N.) Planning Fund. Read More
The Congressional elections are finally over. The Lame Duck Congress now must reach an agreement to keep the government funded after the current continuing resolution expires on December 11. A long- or short-term continuing resolution to extend current funding until the new Congress is in place is a possibility. The Lame Duck Congress also will consider an emergency Ebola funding proposal from the Obama Administration. 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.