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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.
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6 Jul 2020

ASPHER Secretariat was very pleased with our 2 June Deans’ & Directors’ Virtual Retreat event. We experienced a few small technical issues, but overall it ran very smoothly. We were thrilled to be able to reach so many of you through...
2 Jun 2020
Greetings to all our Members from the ASPHER Secretariat. Welcome to ASPHER's first monthly newsletter and what a busy month it has been! We seem to have filled as much space during the month of June as we’ve brought to you in the past in...
17 Feb 2020
ASPHER congratulates Jeffrey Levett a long standing professor and dean of the Athens School of Public Health, past president, ASPHER and Member of the United Nations family of the European Center for Peace and  Development, who has been designated...

ASPHER Deans' & Directors' Good Practice Award

ASPHER Deans' & Directors' Good Practice Award for excellence in public health training and education

At the end of 2017, ASPHER proudly presented the ASPHER Deans' & Directors' Good Practice Award, an initiative of the 2017-2019 presidential agenda.

This yearly award, in which all ASPHER members are invited to participate, will showcase the best master programmes and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses offered by members of the Association. Three main characteristics of the programmes and courses will be assessed: impact, internationalisation, and innovation. These characteristics will be assessed by a panel of independent experts. 

The aim of the award is to promote excellence in public health education and training across Europe by encouraging ASPHER member schools to share their best practices and success stories. 

The 2019 award went to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) Fellowship Programme: EPIET & EUPHEM.

The 2019 ASPHER Deans' & Directors' Good Practice Award for excellence in public health training and education went to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) Fellowship Programme: EPIET & EUPHEM. The ECDC Fellowship Programme is a two-year competency-based training with two paths: the field epidemiology path (EPIET) and the public health microbiology path (EUPHEM).

After the two-year training, EPIET and EUPHEM graduates are considered experts in applying epidemiological or microbiological methods to provide evidence to guide public health interventions for communicable disease prevention and control.

Both curriculum paths provide training and practical experience using the ‘learning by doing’ approach in acknowledged training sites across European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) Member States.

The programme aims to strengthen the surveillance and control of infectious diseases and cross-border health threats; to engnance response capacity for effective field investigation and communicable disease control; to strengthen the European network of public health professionals; to support training and capacity building in Member States; and to facilitate multi-disciplinary cooperation.

The Good Practice Awards since 2018:

EuroPubHealth+ European Master in Public Health. 
ASPHER Deans' and Directors' Retreat London | Good Practice Award 2018