by improving education and training
of public health professionals
for both practice and research
ASPHER Deans' & Directors' Retreat, Sofia, Bulgaria | 14-16 October
The 2022 ASPHER Deans' & Directors' Retreat will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria from 14-16 October hosted by the Faculty of Public Health, Medical University Sofia
An outline of the Retreat programme is now available!
Check back for more details soon.
ASPHER Young Researchers' Forum Berlin
The YOUNG RESEARCHERS FORUM will be held in Berlin on Wednesday 09 November 2022.
The YRF is meant for postgraduate students (MPH, MSc, MRes, PhD, etc) and early career researchers from any field of public health to provide you with the opportunity to present your work in a friendly, supportive forum and to receive feedback from mentors and peers.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is Sunday 16 October 2022.
Please send abstract submissions to:
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.
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.
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.
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
Declaration: Global governance for health
Global Network for Academic Health Declaration:
Global governance for improved human, animal, and planetary health: the essential role of schools and programs of public health
Schools and programs of public health have a crucial role in the current pandemic and in developing standards and competence for better public health as well as the public health knowledge and skills shown by the pandemic to be in need of massive expansion.
We hope our member schools and programs of public health will use the declaration in their evidence to national governments, and health and education ministries, to make the case for enhanced public health education.
ASPHER COVID-19 Task Force
ASPHER has an active Covid-19 Task Force made up of international experts who are actively engaged with responding to the most current public health challenges from the pandemic.
All ASPHER Members are welcome to join the Task Force which meets weekly. Let us know if a representative from your programme would like to get involved.
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.