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The Association of Schools of Publich Health in the European Region (ASPHER)

ASPHER is the key independent European organisation dedicated to strengthening the role of public health by improving education and training of public health professionals for both practice and research.
  • 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.

  • www.aspher.org

    FOR SCHOOLS OF PUBLIC HEALTH: This site will facilitate your becoming part of a vibrant, dynamic community of schools of public health. Share best practices and learn from one another.

    FOR PROSPECTIVE AND CURRENT STUDENTS: Here you can learn about and compare different offers from schools of public health. Assess and map out your prospects for career development.

    FOR ALUMNI AND ALL PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONALS: Here you can obtain career guidance and learn about continuing professional development opportunities in the public health arena.

    FOR PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM PLANNERS: Find resources on the public health workforce development. Review and compare school profiles, public health education and training schemes in Europe.

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ASPHER
2018 ASPHER DEANS' & DIRECTORS' RETREAT TO BE HOSTED BY LSHTM FROM JUNE 20 TO JUNE 23
19 Jul 2017 | Updated by ASPHER
ASPHER
PROFESSOR KASIA CZABANOWSKA ASSUMES ASPHER PRESIDENCY 2017-19
19 Jul 2017 | Updated by ASPHER
Alena Petrakova
Evidence-Based Clinical Fellowship Program PART 2
08 Jun 2017 | Updated by Alena Petrakova
Alena Petrakova
Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program (CSRTP)
08 Jun 2017 | Updated by Alena Petrakova
Alena Petrakova
Evidence-Based Clinical Fellowship Program PART 1
08 Jun 2017 | Updated by Alena Petrakova
Jeffrey Levett
Athens Appealing: Reforming Greek Public Health
27 Mar 2017 | Updated by Jeffrey Levett
Jeffrey Levett
Athens ASPHER Celebration, 25-27 May, 2016 - BLOG 2
13 Feb 2016 | Updated by Jeffrey Levett
Jeffrey Levett
Athens ASPHER Celebration, 25-27 May, 2016 - BLOG 1
18 Dec 2015 | Updated by Jeffrey Levett
Ulrich Laaser
Ambassador visits to Upper Silesia in Poland and to Pleven in Bulgaria
13 Dec 2015 | Updated by Ulrich Laaser
Razvan Chereches
Cluj School of Public Health
Babes-Bolyai University
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
00 40 264 402 215
Oleg Lozan
School of Public Health Management
State University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Nicolae...
Chisinau, Moldova, Republic of
00 373 22 205 205
Peter Piot
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
University of London
London, United Kingdom
00 44 20 7636 8636
Louise Stjernberg
Faculty of Health Sciences
Blekinge Institute of Technology
Karlskrona, Sweden
Tzekomir Vodenicharov
Faculty of Public Health
Medical University of Sofia
Sofia, Bulgaria
00 359 2 9432 304
João Pereira
National School of Public Health
New University of Lisbon
P-1600-560, Lisbon, Portugal
00 351 21 751 21 00