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Welcome to the future of education for public health

With a vision to create “equitable, quality education in public health for achieving health equity and well-being for everyone, everywhere” ASPPH launched the Framing the Future: Education for Public Health 2030 initiative in 2020.

This initiative builds on the original 2011-2015 Framing the Future initiative as education in public health continues to evolve.

The steering committee, composed of six academic public health ASPPH-member leaders here, is taking a collaborative approach in transforming and improving education for public health.

Three expert panels are launching in 2021 and will recommend concrete strategies to realize the vision:

Inclusive excellence through an anti-racism lens

Transformative educational models and pedagogy

Expanding the reach, visibility, and impact of the field of academic public health

Products from the initiative are expected in 2023.

Bookmark this space for ongoing developments and, in the interim, questions and ideas are welcomed to academics@aspph.org.


Foundational Work

ASPPH established the original Framing the Future Task Force in 2011 to better prepare graduates for success in a changing world and global marketplace. This comprehensive initiative to advance education in public health was timed to conclude in 2015 with the 100-year anniversary of the seminal Welch-Rose report of 1915.

The vision for education in public health

The task force recommended:

  • transformations in public health degree programs (baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels)
  • increased understanding of public health among clinical and other professions, and
  • enhanced collaboration with governmental public health agencies for improving the preparation of their workforce

Impact of the Frameworks

The Framing the Future products provided actionable guidelines designed to stimulate positive change for improving education in public health. The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) drew from these recommendations for their 2016 accreditation criteria revisions with all schools and programs updating their curricula in response.

Meet the Contributors of the Original Framing the Future Initiative

Blue Ribbon Employers Advisory Board Report

Framing the Future Expert Panels

The MPH

The MPH Degree: Transition to a 21st Century Model

Professionals with a purpose

The MPH Framework

The DrPH

The DrPH Degree Prepares Transformative Leaders

Reenvisioning the foremost professional degree

The DrPH Framework