November 5-7 SOPHAS members can participate in a virtual fair for prospective students and advisors. The fair will be conducted entirely online, and participants will have the opportunity to chat live with admissions officers and program chairs, review materials about specific degree programs, and upload resumes to share with representatives of SOPHAS members and SOPHAS staff. The event is free for prospective students and advisors. Read More
Americans are less likely to trust the medical profession than people in many other countries, but they often like their own doctors, according to a new report from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). Read More
Dean Michael J. Klag, of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, wrote a letter to Gov. Chris Christie after a graduate, Ms. Kaci Hickox, was quarantined after arriving at Newark Airport from West Africa. in it he highlights the increased paranoia quarantine causes and requests the Governor follows current CDC guidelines. Read More
Dr. Pawankumar Gulabrao Patil, an alumnus of the University of North Texas Health Science Center's School of Public Health (MPH, Community Health, 2014) now working in India, was recently recognized by The Better India for introducing a new hand-washing device to 16 remote villages in his native country. Read More
The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) proudly announces the publication of a Health Education & Behavior (HE&B) supplement devoted to the latest research and practice to promote healthy aging. The October supplement, “Fostering Engagement and Independence: Opportunities and Challenges for an Aging Society”, contains a dozen peer-reviewed articles on innovative behavioral and psycho-social approaches to improve the health of the nation’s fastest growing cohort - older adults. 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.