by improving education and training
of public health professionals
for both practice and research
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.
Public Health and Care Research Leadership Programme
The public health and care research leadership programme is designed to support future leaders in the field of public health and care research to become excellent leaders with a mission.
The 2-year programme starting in July 2023 consists of 4 modules (Two 2,5 day modules per year). All sessions have a highly interactive character and work through experiential learning with elements of theory.
Download the Leadership Programme flyer
Download a slideshow about the Leadership Programme here
Visit the Public Health and Care Research Leadership Programme website
WORLD CONGRESS ON PUBLIC HEALTH ROME 2023
ASPHER is proud to partner with WFPHA and SItI for the 17th World Congress on Public Health in Rome, Italy from 2-6 May 2023!
ASPHER members are eligible to register for the event at a reduced rate.
Register for the 2023 WCPH here.
Watch the WCPH promotional invitation video.
ASPHER is coming to Rome with the Global Network for Academic Public Health (GNAPH) with which we published the Statement on Global governance for improved human, animal, and planetary health.
ASPHER Climate and Health Actions
The FINAL Joint Statement by the ASPHER led EU Health Policy Platform’s thematic network on “Climate action through public health education and training” is now available for download.
Continue to stay updated through the EU Health Policy Platform! where the thematic network has shifted to an Exchange Network.
Don't miss the ASPHER Climate and Health Competencies for Public Health Professionals in Europe to support public health schools to implement education and training for public health professionals in the area of climate and health.
Learn more about all ASPHER's Climate and Health Actions here.
2022 Andrija ┼átampar Medallist
The 2022 Andrija Štampar Medal has been awarded to Dr. Laurent Chambaud, former Dean of EHESP French School of Public Health.
Dr Laurent Chambaud has a long and recognized career in public health with responsibilities in different countries, intense work in research and training of public health professionals - reflected in leading one of the great international schools. He has a humanist vision of public health and, in particular, has contributed persistent and consistent work on behalf of ASPHER and APHEA. He shares his experience and enthusiasm with the most diverse members of the public health community, promoting bridges between institutions and people. Dr Chambaud consolidates a style of leadership that has enormously benefited everyone at ASPHER.
Read more about Laurent Chambaud and other ASPHER 2022 Award winners here.
ASPHER statement on the war against Ukraine
In response to the war in Ukraine, ASPHER has convened a Task Force on War.
The Task Force has published a Roadmap to Developing ASPHER Technical Guidance Notes on War and Health. The overall aim of this document is to outline a roadmap leading to the development of a series of technical guidance notes to inform the response of the ASPHER community to the Russian war on Ukraine.
ASPHER has released a statement on the role of Europe’s Schools of Public Health in times of war. The published version is available here. (Translated versions are available here)
Professionalization Road Map
Road Map to Professionalizing the Public Health Workforce
ASPHER and WHO have launched the Road Map to Professionalizing the Public Health Workforce. This Road Map offers pragmatic recommendations for action to professionalize the public health workforce as a response to growing public health needs; it puts forward levers that can be engaged to do so. It embraces, by necessity, a cross-sectoral and cross-disciplinary approach that provides clarity about the scope and the specific competencies required, identifies key action areas for professionals and identifies the roles of the various actors.
Learn more and download the Road Map here.
Watch the launch webinar recording here!
The Roadmap works in synergy with the WHO-ASPHER Competency Framework for the Public Health Workforce, part of the ongoing ASPHER Programme for Public Health Competencies
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