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4 Jun 2024
The World Health Organisation has just launched a suite of papers from its two-year programme “Building the national workforce for essential public health functions (EPHFs): A Roadmap for aligning WHO and partner contributions. The introductory...
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Download the statement PDF here. The role of the public health community is to prevent disease, disability, injury, and death. The Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) has expressed grave concern about the horrific...
24 May 2024
ASPHER endorses the statement of one its members, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), in its call to ignore misinformation and unite against pandemic threat.  We agree that attacks on the draft pandemic agreement and the...

This is Public Health (TIPH)



Building on the success of TIPH Europe, the 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 extended until Sunday, December 20, 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.


TIPH logo

ASPHER encourages all our Members to brand their public health activities with the TIPH logo. Exclusively available to our Members, TIPH helps build awareness of what our SPH's contribute to the health of the public!

Find the Campaign tool kit here.

The ASPHER 2020 Deans' & Directors' Retreat TIPH Campaign slide show is available here.

2019-2020 TIPH Europe Campaign Links

Find out more about the accomplishment and links to material from each 2019-2020 TIPH Europe Campaign

TIPH Maastricht

ASPHER Newsletter Feature

About the Campaign

Campaign Video

TIPH Sheffield

ASPHER Newsletter Feature

Talk Public Health Highlights slideshow

Talk Public Health podcasts available here:

Apple Podcasts:



TIPH Israel

ASPHER Newsletter Feature

Campaign Website (in Hebrew)

Campaign Videos (with English subtitles)

TIPH Northern Italy

ASPHER Newsletter Feature

Campaign Website

Leo and Giulia COVID-19 cartoon for children (English and Italian)

TIPH Bulgaria

ASPHER Newsletter Feature

TIPH Krakow

ASPHER Newsletter Feature

Campaign Website

Fb: @InstytutZdrowiaPublicznegoUJCM
Instagram: @zdrowiepubliczneujcm
Twitter: @IZPwKrakowie
LinkedIn: @Instytut Zdrowia Publicznego UJ CM w Krakowie
YouTube: @Instytut Zdrowia Publicznego UJ CM

TIPH Bologna

ASPHER Newsletter Feature

Article about the campaign (in Italian)

TIPH Kaunas

ASPHER Newsletter Feature


Campaign Challenge

The Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) launched a new This is Public Health-Europe campaign challenge in 2019 to communicate the message of the importance of public health. The overall objective is to enhance the visibility of public health and opportunities for careers in public health careers for the benefit of our populations. Such an effort should also increase the level of interest among potential students to pursue public health education/training to reinforce the current public health workforce.

ASPHER sounded the rallying cry to build awareness by launching locally-driven campaigns during the 2019-2020 academic year.  We’re challenging students, faculty and administrators at schools of public health around Europe to develop communications campaigns that help raise awareness about public health and how it affects our lives – of which we received a lot of excellent applications and are excited to be able to have had such a positive response for the call with a wide range of exciting and enriching proposals from our member schools.

We are happy to announce the 5 winners of the 2019 challenge, that will receive grants, which include:

  • An award to execute the campaigns (maximum award: $5,000)
  • 2,000 removable stickers that say “This is Public Health” 
  • Digital images of This is Public Health stickers in multiple languages
  • This is Public Health post cards will also available upon request
  • Opportunity to present at ASPHER annual meeting in May 2020 (Bulgaria)
  • Feature recognition in ASPHER’s website and publications
  • Feature recognition in ASPPH’s (USA) website and publications

These winners will develop and execute grassroots campaign to raise awareness of public health in their communities between September 1, 2019 and May 1, 2020. The winners are:

  • Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Hebrew University-Hadassah,
  • Department of International Health, CAPHRI, University of Maastricht,
  • Faculty of Public Health, Sofia Medical University.
  • School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), University of Sheffield.
  • School of Public Health, University Vita-Salute San Raffaele Milan.

In addition, ASPHER was able to secure partial awards ($2,000 each), of which - Krakow Institute of Public Health - Faculty of Health Sciences. Jagiellonian University,  University of Bologna - School of Public Health and the  Faculty of Public Health, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, are confirmed, recipients.

Please find the  Updates of Activities of TIPH Campaign here

We encourage all our members to keep the momentum for the This Is Public Health (TIPH) - Europe campaign going, in order to enhance the visibility of public health and opportunities for careers in public health careers for the benefit of our population. Please find the "How to join the TIPH-Europe campaign" toolkit here

Finally, anticipate the call for proposals in 2020!