External Relations

Through our External Relations and Advocacy efforts, we engage with members, stakeholders, and the broader public, ensuring that ASPPH and our members’ values are clearly articulated and resonate. Our communications efforts help disseminate vital information, fostering a sense of community, and showcase ASPPH as a thought leader in academic public health.



Proper usage of the ASPPH logo is essential to maintain brand integrity and consistency. See our ASPPH Logo Usage page to ensure the logo is correctly displayed across all platforms and materials.


The ASPPH Messaging Guide is designed to help members of the public health community communicate the impact and importance of their work. This guide provides powerful messaging tools, compelling examples, and evidence-based strategies to address public health challenges and priorities.


Our ASPPH Photo Usage document provides clear guidelines on properly using and attributing photos in our projects. Follow these guidelines to ensure that we respect copyright laws and maintain a consistent and professional appearance across all media.


Toolkits are comprehensive collections of resources designed to support specific tasks or projects. Toolkits are essential for ensuring that tasks are performed with consistency, efficiency, and high quality.


Explore ASPPH’s impactful achievements in our annual reports. Dive into the highlights and innovations driving academic public health forward.

Toolkits and Guides

Voting is Public Health

Discover how voting influences health policies that improve individual and community well-being. Our guide highlights the profound connection between civic engagement and public health, emphasizing the critical role voting plays in shaping policies that affect health equity, gun violence, climate change and more.

Mental Health is Public Health

By promoting awareness and understanding of mental health, we can help reduce the barriers that prevent people from seeking help and support, and ultimately improve the overall well-being of our society. Join ASPPH every May to support Mental Health for All: Equity, Access, and Inclusivity.

Public Health Thank You Day

Join ASPPH every year on the Monday before Thanksgiving to show your appreciation for public health professionals and public health heroes around the world in honor of Public Health Thank You Day. As we continue to work together to advance academic public health and prepare for future public health crises, we applaud your endless dedication.

Empowering Policymakers Resource Guide

In this resource guide, we provide key messaging and resources that ASPPH members can use when talking with the public, as well as local and federal policymakers, to advocate for sustained public health investments. The need for sustained public health funding has never been greater than in this era of disinformation, a significant public health threat itself. We urge you to join us in this advocacy effort to create a healthier world by downloading and using our resource guide.

Friday Letter (Weekly Newsletter)

The Friday Letter is an essential weekly read for anyone interested in the latest news from schools and programs of public health and public health partners in the United States and around the globe. Join our mailing list to receive our Friday Letter Newsletter.

The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) is deeply concerned by cuts and structural changes to public health agencies proposed in the House Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (Labor-HHS-ED) appropriations bill. The cuts to key public health programs in the FY 2025 bill are unacceptable. This reduced funding would weaken the nation’s public health system on the heels of a pandemic that continues to kill hundreds of Americans daily. The House bill demonstrates a lack of foresight in public health and the tools necessary to ensure a healthier and safer country. 

Key Points of Concern:
➡️ The $1.7 billion cut to the CDC: This significant reduction undermines the CDC’s ability to protect public health, safety, and security.

➡️ Elimination of funding for the Center for Forecasting and Analytics (CFA): This hampers the government’s ability to predict and respond to emerging health threats.

➡️ Cuts to CDC programs on firearm injury prevention and climate and health research: These are critical areas that require more, not less, funding.

➡️ Structural changes at the NIH: Consolidating 27 institutes into 15 new centers could dilute focus and impede progress in critical health research.

➡️ Impeding DEIJ initiatives: Blocking policies that promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice undermines efforts to create an equitable public health workforce.

ASPPH calls on Congress to restore funding and support a stronger public health infrastructure. We remain committed to advocating for a robust and equitable health system that can effectively respond to future challenges.

Read our full statement at the link in our bio.
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On HIV Testing Day, we are proud to share a member spotlight from Rutgers School of Public Health! Rutgers researchers have found that for older adults living with HIV, having a robust social support network is crucial for maintaining mental health and well-being. Supportive relationships and community connections can significantly reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, even in the face of stigma and discrimination. This study underscores the importance of fostering strong social ties to improve health outcomes for older individuals with HIV.

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Do you work in governmental public health? Take the Governmental Public Health Job Task Survey today and tell your colleagues!

The survey takes between 10 - 30 minutes and is open until July 31st. It is multiple choice and asks about the key tasks you perform in your job, as well as how important those tasks are to your work. Your confidential insights will help identify the essential functions of the governmental public health workforce and support the creation of tools to improve education, recruitment, and retention across the country.

🔗Click on the link in our bio to visit our dedicated page for more details and to complete the survey. 

Special thanks to our friends at the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services for providing this great photo and promoting the survey to their workforce! This effort is part of the CDC Public Health Infrastructure Grant.
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Join us at the 2024 NAAHP National Conference Booth #116 (June 27-29 in Cincinnati, OH) to learn more about the upcoming Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS) Certification. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out, the DIS certification will provide you with the skills and knowledge to excel in Disease Intervention. 

⭐ Discover the benefits of Disease Intervention Certification.
💡Gain insights from our team about the This is Disease Intervention (TiDI) Campaign.
🤝 Network with like-minded professionals.Don't miss out on this opportunity to elevate your career!

Visit our link in bio to sign up today!

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Today, we honor #Juneteenth, a pivotal moment in our history that marks the end of slavery in the United States. This day reminds us of the ongoing journey toward equality and justice for all.

At ASPPH, we reaffirm our commitment to fostering an inclusive public health environment that actively supports equity, diversity, and the dignity of every individual. Let's use this day to reflect on our past, assess our present, and inspire a healthier, more just future.

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The World Health Organization is prioritizing climate change and its impacts on human health in their 14th General Program of Work for 2025-2028.

ASPPH’s climate change and health work is directly in line with this focus area. ASPPH’s report, Responding to the Climate Change and Health Crisis: A Framework for Academic Public Health, makes recommendations for schools and programs of public health to address this crisis.

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Take action by incorporating heart-healthy activities into your routine—like brisk walking or cycling. Eat more fruits and veggies, and don’t forget regular check-ups. Your heart is your powerhouse; keep it strong!

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Did you know that cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of health issues in men?
If you’re thinking, “But I love public health!” then pursuing an MPH at an ASPPH member school or program might be your perfect next step.

At ASPPH member schools and programs, you dive deep into a field that’s not just about studying diseases, but also about enhancing wellness, influencing policy, and uplifting communities. Whether it’s epidemiology, environmental health, or health policy, your passion can lead to meaningful change.

Find the perfect program for you by visiting our Academic Program Finder linked in our bio
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Join us at the 2024 CSTE Conference Booth #116 (June 9-12 in Pittsburgh, PA) to learn about the upcoming Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS) Certification. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out, the DIS certification will provide you with the skills and knowledge to excel in disease intervention.

Discover the benefits of Disease Intervention Certification. Gain insights from our team about the This is Disease Intervention (TiDI) Campaign. Network with like-minded professionals. Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your career! See you there!

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Today is #NationalGunViolencePreventionDay and ASPPH stands committed to reducing firearm violence across the country. As recommended by ASPPH’s Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, we remain dedicated to preventing firearm-related injuries and fatalities through strengthened advocacy, research, training, and practice. ASPPH continues to prioritize firearm violence prevention through our FY 2025 congressional advocacy agenda, collaboration with over 430 like-minded organizations on the need for more federal funding to support evidence-based approaches to reduce firearm violence, and our growing partnership with the new White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention.

Visit the links in our stories to learn more.
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As temperatures rise, so does the importance of understanding the effects of heat stress on our bodies. Researchers from the University of California, Irvine School of Public Health have made groundbreaking discoveries on how heat impacts the elderly at a molecular level, particularly affecting the gut, liver, and brain. These findings open doors to developing targeted interventions to protect our aging population from the harsh effects of heat stress.

ASPPH recognizes the intricate connection between the environment and our health. We are so proud that our members are doing great work in research and advocacy to make a difference!

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The Pressroom provides the latest news about ASPPH for our members, the press, and policy makers and serves as a resource center informing and impacting the broader conversation on health, diversity, inclusion, and social justice.