In the latest issue of Public Health Reports, September/October 2015, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers Dr. Qian An, Dr. Ruiguang Song, Dr. Angela Hernandez, and Dr. H. Iren Hall, propose three indicators of, and assesses the disparities and trends in, the risk of HIV infection progression among people living with diagnosed HIV infection in the United States. Read More
Mortality risk from opioid overdose previously has been measured in terms of thresholds of risk. Four scientists linked to the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health are co-authors on a new cohort study finding that dose-dependent opioid overdose risk among patients does not show evidence of a distinct risk threshold. [Photo (l-r): Drs. Nabarun […] Read More
The University of Maryland School of Public Health’s research spans a wide array of mental health topics, ranging from the effect of exercise on anxiety to designing healthcare provider trainings to better serve veterans with service-related mental health conditions A new project led by Dr. Norm Epstein, family science professor and director of the Couple and […] Read More
During the 2015-2016 academic year, Dr. Muriel Harris, associate professor, University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS), is using the critical thinking approach to teach students in Ghana how to solve public health issues facing the African country. Among the greatest concerns are the impact of low literacy rates, high risk […] Read More
UNC Fitness Breaks is a student- and volunteer-led worksite wellness program for the housekeeping and groundskeeping staffs at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The program, which encourages individuals to adopt an active lifestyle, provides 10- to 15-minute fitness sessions to help staff members avoid injury by building muscle strength and cardiovascular endurance. […] Read More
A new video from the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) takes viewers behind the scenes at three health departments: the California Department of Public Health, the Chicago Department of Public Health, and Three Rivers District Health Department in Kentucky. https://vimeo.com/138148927 Read More
ASPPH advocates for federal funding for accounts and programs that support public health training and research. In addition, the Association advocates on numerous related policy and regulatory matters. The September public affairs update highlights the current status of the fiscal year 2016 appropriations process, ASPPH’s advocacy coalition activities, and ASPPH’s recent comments on various regulatory proposals and other initiatives. 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 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.
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