Framing the Future

Creating an educational environment that is relevant, inclusive, and attuned to the real-world needs of communities worldwide

Education for Public Health 2030—A Call to Action


In an era of unprecedented public health challenges, ASPPH stands at the forefront of educational innovation with its Framing the Future 2030 (FTF 2030) initiative. Launched to contemplate the evolving landscape of education for public health, FTF 2030 is a visionary project aimed at preparing future public health professionals for a world of complex health challenges. Through it, ASPPH embarks on a mission to enhance academic programs, ensuring they are well-equipped to foster the next generation of leaders in the fight for health equity and well-being globally.

This initiative not only seeks to anticipate the needs of the public health field but also to adapt academic offerings to meet these demands effectively. By focusing on equitable, quality education, FTF 2030 aims to create an educational environment that is relevant, inclusive, and attuned to the real-world needs of communities worldwide. Building on previous efforts, FTF 2030 strives to create a resilient system that addresses 21st-century public health challenges.

Framing the Future 2030: Executive Summary

The FTF 2030 initiative has convened three expert panels, each responsible for a specific report focusing on key areas for transforming education for public health by 2030. Learn how - through inclusivity, engagement, and partnership - we can address health disparities to prepare adaptable, empathetic graduates for diverse community needs.

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Building Inclusive Excellence Through an Anti-Racism Lens

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Transformative Approaches to Teaching and Learning

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Fostering Community Partnerships For a Healthier World

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The Inclusive Excellence through an Anti-racism Lens expert panel offers this “Creating an Inclusive Workspace” document as a guide in forming diverse, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist workspaces not only as a foundation for educational transformation work, but all academic public health efforts.

Foundational 2011-2015 Framing the Future Initiative


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.

Transformations in public health degree programs (baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels)

Increased understanding of public health among clinical and other professions

Enhanced collaboration with governmental public health agencies for improving the preparation of their workforce

Blue Ribbon & Expert Panel Reports


Blue Ribbon Employers Advisory Board Report
Trends in Public Health Education
Blue Ribbon Employers Advisory Board Report
Blue Ribbon Employers guide the Framing Task Force
MPH
The MPH Degree: Transition to a 21st Century Model
MPH
Professionals with a purpose
DRPH
The DrPH Degree Prepares Transformative Leaders
DRPH
Reenvisioning the foremost professional degree
Undergraduation Education
Undergraduate Education in Public Health: A Dynamic Foundation
Undergraduation Education
A more fully educated citizenry
Population Health Across All Professions
Incorporating Population Health into Other Professional Degree Programs
Population Health Across All Professions
Public health: A tool, a cause, for all
Community Colleges and Public Health
Providing Pathways to Public Health Education
Community Colleges and Public Health
Investing in learning pathways
Governmental Public Health Workforce Development
Bolstering the Governmental Public Health Workforce
Governmental Public Health Workforce Development
Meeting needs of public health professionals

ASPPH Framing the Future Steering Committee