We are committed to making diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice fundamental to everything we do in academic public health.
Racism is a public health crisis that demands bold action on many fronts, including in academic public health. ASPPH and our Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredited schools and programs of public health are dedicated to dismantling structural racism and ending the cultural, structural, and systemic conditions that enable racism in academic public health institutions. Take action and read our Framework for Dismantling Racism and Structural Racism in Academic Public Health.Read More
Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Transforming Academia for Equity serves as a collaborative initiative currently serving seven (7) ASPPH member schools and programs of public health. TAE enables schools to transform academic spaces to be equitable and inclusive for the benefit of faculty, staff, and students.
ASPPH is dedicated to identifying and creating educational pathways to attract, recruit, train, and retain a diverse public health workforce.
ASPPH has numerous resources, trainings, and tools for members to create mission-aligned admissions and advocate for inclusive recruitment practices. In response to the June 2023 SCOTUS decision reversing affirmative action in university applications and admissions, ASPPH has pivoted our approaches to recruitment and admissions.
The Community and Belonging (CAB) group at ASPPH consists of staff members who volunteer to raise awareness about important issues around diversity, equity, social justice, and inclusive excellence, ensuring everyone at ASPPH feels included. The CAB group organizes training sessions and supports activities that help build a strong and positive work environment, all while staying true to their values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.
Framework for Dismantling Racism and Structural Racism in Academic Public Health published and released to provide blueprint for future internal and external strategic planning, project development, and grant deliverables
ASPPH and our members are committed to eliminating harassment and discrimination in academic public health and recognize the important of establishing and upholding respectful, safe, and welcoming work and learning environments
At ASPPH, we champion social justice, equity, and health for all. We strive to create an equitable and inclusive community that respects everyone, values differences, and stands up against acts of harassment and discrimination in all forms.
As part of our ongoing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice (DEIJ) initiatives, ASPPH worked with the Federation of Associations of Schools of the Health Professions (FASHP) to declare the low number of historically underrepresented men of color (HUMOC) graduating and entering the healthcare professions a national crisis.
Celebrate diversity with ASPPH by recording a short video about your unique background, history, cultural practices, and
how they influence your career in the public health field.
Your story could inspire someone and help us develop more inclusive communities!
The Academic Public Health Resources Hub (the Hub) is a platform to share and discover resources, tools, and promising practices used or developed by academic public health faculty and staff. This material is accessible to ASPPH members only. We encourage all members to contribute to the Hub to expand the library of resources. the topic includes:
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Social Justice (DEIJ)
Gun Violence Prevention (GVP)