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PROFESSOR KASIA CZABANOWSKA ASSUMES ASPHER PRESIDENCY 2017-19
On May 31st, 2017 Professor Kasia Czabanowska (Maastricht University) became the 27th ASPHER President, succeeding Professor Jacqueline Müller-Nordhorn (Berlin School of Public Health-Charité). During the presidency handover ceremony held at EHESP in Rennes, France Professor Czabanowska pledged to focus her presidency on the further development and professionalisation of the public health workforce and on strengthening evidence-based public health training and education. She emphasised the need to make a collaborative effort that builds a performance-enhancing culture, with the transversal guiding principles of accountability and transparency towards ASPHER members, stakeholders, and public health professionals. You can read her full speech here.
EU HPP JOINT STATEMENT ON PUBLIC HEALTH WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND PROFESSIONALISATION
ASPHER led on the development of this Joint Statement in collaboration with various organisations and members of the EU Health Policy Platform (EU HPP). Aware of the different perspectives and initiatives with regard to strengthening the public health workforce, and taking into account the critical momentum in the relevant policy contexts, the signatory organisations call for a collaborative and consensus-building action on the continuing development and professionalisation of the public health workforce in Europe.
ANDRIJA STAMPAR MEDALLIST 2017: PROFESSOR ELINA HEMMINKI
The Andrija Stampar medallist of 2017 has been chosen! Thank you very much to all of you for submitting your nominations. After a thorough discussion, the ASPHER Executive Board has decided to award this year's medal to professor Elina Hemminki in recognition for the outstanding accomplishments during her career. As always, the award ceremony will take place in the context of the European Public Health (EPH) Conference. This year's EPH Conference will take us to Stockholm from November 1st until November 4th. Spread the word! [Photo: Wikipedia]
NEW ASPHER WORKING GROUP ON PUBLIC HEALTH LAW
The general aim of this group is to populuarise Public Health Law as part of the education and training offered by ASPHER member schools. This initiative will go a step further than explaining what is the law in various public health domains. The group's approach will be to consider public health law as an important social determinant of health. This is a real change of paradigm in the perception of the real contribution that law can bring to public health. We hope that many ASPHER members will join this initiative as a unique and innovative way to engage in the Association!
50 YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
ASPHER was founded over 50 years ago on the initiative of the World Health Organization. From a relatively small club of university departments and schools of public health the association has grown to become a vibrant and dynamic community as it is today. The Anniversary Book tells the history of ASPHER, as reported by many of those who were responsible for the active role of the association and its members, in the European as well as within national and local contexts. Also the perspectives for the future are presented, in the context of the ASPHER 2020 strategy.
EUROHEALTH SPECIAL ISSUE V22 N4 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ASPHER
We are delighted to present to you the Eurohealth special issue which addresses some key aspects of ASPHER work, illustrating them with practical examples. We hope that it will stimulate reflection on a variety of topics in which ASPHER plays a key role. Representing schools of public health in Europe, ASPHER is at the forefront of innovation in public health education, training, research and service. Akin to the lighthouse presented on this issue’s cover, we want to offer our guidance to the public health community so that, working together, we shape the future of public health.
PUBLIC HEALTH REVIEWS - NEW ISSUE: MINORITY AND MIGRANT HEALTH
This new issue of Public Health Reviews explores the current health status of minority and migrant populations in selected countries, often with tragic social and cultural and health consequences. Intervention successes and failures are highlighted and recommendations are made for future needed approaches. This article collection is sponsored by the Open Society Foundations (OSF) - Public Health Program and originates from a Salzburg Workshop organised as a joint effort of ASPHER and The American Austrian Foundation (AAF) in April 2016.
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