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George Mason: ASTHO-Mason Collaborative

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and George Mason University College of Health and Human Services announce the ASTHO-Mason Collaborative for Applied Public Health Practice. This new Collaborative will prepare the next generation of research and practice leaders in public health.

Together, ASTHO and Mason will create innovative academic programs and training for students from various disciplines of all degree levels. The Collaborative will provide College faculty opportunities to work with ASTHO staff on applied research and evaluation projects with governmental health agencies to improve the public’s health.

The initiative will increase access to public health education and training through student fellowships, innovative curriculum, applied practice and policy research, and academic and continuing education programs for students and professionals.

“Bringing [our strengths together] provides a unique chance for our members, students, faculty, and public health partners to innovate and incubate new policy and practice research ideas,” said Mr. Michael Fraser, ASTHO’s chief executive officer.

“The Collaborative reflects the increasing complexity of global public health and the demand for flexible, lifelong learning pathways for public health practitioners and academics,” noted Dr. Germaine Louis, dean of the College.

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