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The Association of Schools of Public 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.

    Building on the success of TIPH Europethe Global Network for Academic Public Health (Global Network) is expanding this effort with the new TIPH Global campaign. The goal of the Global Network, launched in 2020 by six regional associations that represent schools and programs of public health around the world, is to enhance academic public health worldwide through mutual learning and collaborations.

    The Global Network, with the support of Dr. Richard and Mrs. Linda Riegelman, is pleased to issue this Request for Applications (RFA) for the TIPH Global: Grant Program. 

    The deadline to submit an application is Friday, December 4, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET (USA). The grant period runs from February 15, 2021 through February 14, 2022.

    Learn more and find out how to apply here.

  • 2020 Andrija ©tampar medalist

    The Andrija Štampar medallist of 2020 has been awarded!

    Selma Šogorić, MD, MPH, PhD is a professor at the Andrija Štampar SPH, University of Zagreb, Croatia.  Selma Šogorić's greatest professional and scientific interest is related to the field of community health, health policy, and the organization of the health system. Internationally, Selma Šogorić is well known for her contributions to the Healthy Cities and Counties movement across Europe. Through her work with Healthy Cities and Counties projects, Selma Šogorić collaborates with local and national administration representatives, professionals from other disciplines, and public and non-governmental organizations from Croatia and abroad.

    The award ceremony took place in the context of the 16th World Congress of Public Health, on Thursday 15 October.

    Read Selma Šogorić's address to the WCPH2020 here.

  • Strategic Plan 2020-2025: ASPHER 2025

    The ASPHER 2025 Strategic Plan outline was approved and adopted at the Association's General Assembly on 10 September 2020.

    The strategy describes ASPHER's planning through 2025 including:

    Vision and Values
    Core Mission and Enabling Areas
    Strategic Objectives
    Membership Benefits and Services

    Download the Strategic Plan 2020-2025: ASPHER 2025.

  • Reopening of Schools of Public Health: ASPHER Rapid Review Survey

    The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has significantly altered the education environment and few national authorities have specific guidance for reopening higher education campuses.

    European SPH could play a critical role in policy and guideline development. By promoting dialogue, SPH can better design and enact policies and recommendations relevant to them. 

    ASPHER has conducted a rapid review survey of school reopening plans for a selection of programmes from our Member Network.

    Read more about the results and the report here.

    A follow up survey will be conducted in late September.

  • Global Network for Academic Public Health Statement on the Beirut Explosion

    ASPHER, the Global Network for Academic Public Health, and the public health community express our deep concern and solidarity with the people of Lebanon, following the appalling explosion in Beirut of August 4th, 2020. The work of public health professionals is to protect and improve the populations’ health. The current disaster highlights multiple problems contributing to a worsening health catastrophe in Lebanon, requiring urgent international support and solidarity.

    Read the Global Network for Academic Public Health Statement on the Beirut Explosion here.

  • WHO-ASPHER Competency Framework for the Public Health Workforce

    ASPHER is proud to announce the publication of the WHO-ASPHER Competency Framework for the Public Health Workforce

    The Framework is aimed  is aimed at policy-makers, human resources for health planners and professionals with a particular interest in the public health workforce, and other stakeholders, such as education institutions, public health institutes and others responsible for implementing policy and professional organizations. 

    The Framework is part of the ongoing ASPHER Programme for Public Health Competencies that is being carried forward over the ASPHER 2025 Strategy period by Executive Board Member, Professor Mary Codd. 

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak Resources

    ASPHER has released "The ASPHER Statement on the COVID-19 Outbreak Emergency".

    Find the ASPHER COVID-19 Statement and Signatory list here.

    See also the ASPHER COVID-19 Task Force Statements on Masks and Testing.

    ASPHER is compiling a list of resources and information, including online training and learning materials for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease outbreak.

    ASPHER COVID-19 Resource Page

    We will be including information, communications and best practices from our Member Schools - both in English and local languages.

    Please contact us with any items we may add and keep checking back for more information as it arrives.


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    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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