To meet the training and continuing education needs of the public health workforce, ASPPH: (a) developed workforce-level competencies in public health preparedness and response, and (b) collaborated with over 20 partners to produce provider competencies for the prevention and management of obesity.
As a founding member of the Council on Linkages, ASPPH supports the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals
Public health practice projects conducted by ASPPH member schools and programs of public health supported through the ASPPH/CDC cooperative agreement.
Workforce Improvement Projects (WIPs) focus on improving the health of populations while engaging the existing workforce and future professionals in various areas of public health practice.
ASPPH sponsors the Academic and Practice Linkages in Public Health Caucus in partnership with the Public Health Accreditation Board. The caucus provides a valuable venue for public health academicians and public health practice partners, including representatives of federal, tribal, state, territorial and local governmental public health agencies, to share innovations, promote quality programs and services, and share research that helps to strengthen the evidence base on issues related to public health practice and education.
The Demonstrating Excellence series is written for faculty and administrators in schools of public health as well as communities and organizations that benefit from scholarly research, teaching, and service. The series is designed to help stakeholders in academic public health to understand developments in four major fields: Practice-Based Service, Practice-Based Research, Practice-Based Teaching, and Academic Public Health Practice. “Demonstrating Excellence in the Scholarship of Practice-Based Service for Public Health” provides guiding principles, examples, and policy recommendations to help meet the academic responsibilities and challenges of engaged scholarship. It focuses on faculty members as agents of public health scholarship and as primary actors within academia for translating knowledge into improvements in practice, policy, and ultimately the health of populations.