ASPPH’s advocacy efforts are intended to 1) affect public policy decisions that impact member schools and programs, as well as their faculty and students, and 2) to provide timely information about Federal legislative and regulatory developments to the leaders of academic public health to better inform their operational and investment decisions. A key member benefit is the weekly ASPPH Policy & Advocacy Newsletter, which is delivered every Monday morning (along with special issues as events warrant).
See a sample issue of the ASPPH Policy & Advocacy Newsletter.
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.
Formal Statements and Letters
The statements and letters below represent ASPPH’s stance on important issues that impact our member institutions, faculty and staff, students, and the public health community.
Fact Sheets & Reports
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.