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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.
  • ASPHER DEANS' AND DIRECTORS' RETREAT - LONDON 2018

    This year's ASPHER Deans' & Directors' Retreat will be hosted by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in London, United Kingdom, from June 20 until June 23. The 2018 Retreat features a strong programme that will focus on topical issues such as migration, teaching and research capacity strengthening, new sources of data, innovations in teaching, and working with media. For more information about the programme and practicalities, please visit the online registration page here

    If you have not registered yet, please make sure to do so before 31 May. We look forward to seeing you in London!

  • ASPHER SIGNS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH ASPPH

    On Friday 9 March, ASPHER signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with its American counterpart, the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) in the context of ASPPH's annual meeting that took place from March 7 until March 9 in Arlington, VA. 

    The MoU will facilitate further collaboration between European and American Schools of Public Health, in what is a major step to strengthen ASPHER's global partnerships. In the words of the ASPHER President, Professor Kasia Czabanowska: "this MoU represents alignment, commitment, and power for health and global good". 

    During the meeting, specific areas of work for joint initiatives that will benefit both Associations were defined. In addition, the ASPHER and ASPPH secretariats had the opportunity to share best practices and Professor Czabanowska participated as a presenter at the “Building the Public Health Workforce for the Future: Looking Toward 2030”.

  • 1ST ASPHER ANDRIJA STAMPAR SUMMER SCHOOL

    THE NEW PUBLIC HEALTH: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES
    FOR JUNIOR AND MID-CAREER FACULTY (TEACHERS & RESEARCHERS)
    OF SCHOOLS OF PUBLIC HEALTH

    12-24 August 2018 | Ashkelon, Israel

    This summer school offers a unique opportunity to learn from internationally recognized professors through a programme that combines intensive lectures with a strong social component. An opportunity to present your academic work for discussion, to challenge yourself, and to acquire knowledge and skills that will strengthen your career development. All this in an exceptional seaside location and relaxed atmosphere for an interactive professional development experience! For more information on the programme, please download the flyer here. To indicate your interest in participation, or to inquire about possibilities for participation of your staff members, please contact Fèlix Ruiz Cabré at felix.ruiz.cabre@aspher.org.

  • CASE STUDIES IN PUBLIC HEALTH BY PROF TH TULCHINSKY: NOW AVAILABLE!

    The 22 cases chosen for this collection represent a wide array of public health issues that go into the makeup of the New Public Health, which includes traditional public health, such as sanitation, hygiene and infectious disease control, but widens its perspective to include chronic diseases, nutrition, organization, financing and quality of international health systems and health in a much broader sense. Each case is presented in a systematic fashion to facilitate learning, with the topic background including the key pioneers, current relevance, economic and ethical issues, conclusions, recommendations, student review questions, and recommended references.

    The book explores the history of public health through important scientific events and flashpoints, presents case studies in a clear direct style that is easy to follow, and uses a systematic approach to help learn lessons from the past and apply them to the present

    For more information on the book, you can download the flyer 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Francisco Guillen Grima
Faculty of Health Sciences
Public University of Navarra (UPNA)
Pamplona, Spain
Cecily Kelleher
School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science
University College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
00 353 1 716 3442
Paula Gomes
Institute of Preventive Medicine
University of Lisbon
P1649-028, Lisbon, Portugal
Mamuka Djibuti
International School of Public Health
Tbilisi State Medical University
Tbilisi, Georgia
00 995 32 2 542479
Jovanka Bislimovska
Centre for Public Health
Ss. Cyril and Methodius University
Skopje, Macedonia
Manfred Green
School of Public Health
University of Haifa
Haifa, Israel
00 972 4 8288 675
Ulrika Müssener
Division of Community Medicine
University of Linkõping
Linkõping, Sweden
Kirsten Steinhausen
Faculty of Health, Safety, Society - Applied Health Sciences
University of Applied Sciences
Furtwangen, Germany
00 49 7723 920 2959
Nicki Sartoris
School of Public Health
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Canada
Anneli Ivarsson
Division of Epidemiology and Global Health
University of Umea
Umea, Sweden
00 46 90 786 5511
Joan Carles March Cerdá
Andalusian School of Public Health
N/A
Granada, Spain
00 34 958027400