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Michigan Researchers: Texting Gives a Voice to Urban Communities

If you want to learn more about the people in urban communities—from their health habits to what their neighborhood needs—save a stamp on mailing a survey. Just text them. A new pilot study among low-income African-Americans in Detroit suggests that there is a clear preference on how residents choose to communicate—whether it is by researchers […] Read More

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Georgia State Partners With Nonprofit to Send Ebola Protective Suits to Africa

The School of Public Health at Georgia State University has partnered with international nonprofit MAP International to send protective suits to health care workers fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. More than 100 students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the School have made donations, allowing Georgia-based MAP International to purchase 250 personal protective equipment […] Read More

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$1.4 million NIH Grant to SUNY Buffalo Scientist to Study Effects of Arsenic on Cancer Tumor Production

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

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Student & Alumni Achievements AmandaSwanton

Iowa Student Wins Agricultural Safety and Health Research Award

University of Iowa student Ms. Amanda Swanton was recently named the winner of the 2014 International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health (ISASH) student member award. Ms. Swanton’s work involved an examination of the time it takes for injured agricultural workers using Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to reach a trauma facility capable of treating their […] Read More

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New Funding Opportunities for Member Faculty

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

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Advocacy

September 2014 Monthly Briefing

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

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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.

Fact Sheets

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.