by improving education and training
of public health professionals
for both practice and research
PROFESSOR KASIA CZABANOWSKA ASSUMES ASPHER PRESIDENCY 2017-19
On May 31st, 2017 Professor Kasia Czabanowska (Maastricht University) became the 27th ASPHER President, succeeding Professor Jacqueline Müller-Nordhorn (Berlin School of Public Health-Charité). During the presidency handover ceremony held at EHESP in Rennes, France Professor Czabanowska pledged to focus her presidency on the further development and professionalisation of the public health workforce and on strengthening evidence-based public health training and education. She emphasised the need to make a collaborative effort that builds a performance-enhancing culture, with the transversal guiding principles of accountability and transparency towards ASPHER members, stakeholders, and public health professionals. You can read her full speech here.
ASPHER signs MoU with ASPPH
On Friday 9 March, ASPHER signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with its American counterpart, the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) in the context of ASPPH's annual meeting that took place from March 7 until March 9 in Arlington, Virginia.
The MoU will facilitate further collaboration between European and American Schools of Public Health, in what is a major step to strengthen ASPHER's global partnerships. In the words of the ASPHER President, Professor Kasia Czabanowska: "this MoU represents alignment, commitment, and power for health and global good".
During ASPPH's annual meeting, specific areas of work for joint initiatives that will benefit both Associations were defined. In addition, the ASPHER and ASPPH secretariats had the opportunity to share best practices and Professor Czabanowska participated as a presenter at the “Building the Public Health Workforce for the Future: Looking Toward 2030”.
50 YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
ASPHER was founded over 50 years ago on the initiative of the World Health Organization. From a relatively small club of university departments and schools of public health the association has grown to become a vibrant and dynamic community as it is today. The Anniversary Book tells the history of ASPHER, as reported by many of those who were responsible for the active role of the association and its members, in the European as well as within national and local contexts. Also the perspectives for the future are presented, in the context of the ASPHER 2020 strategy.
EUROHEALTH SPECIAL ISSUE V22 N4 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ASPHER
We are delighted to present to you the Eurohealth special issue which addresses some key aspects of ASPHER work, illustrating them with practical examples. We hope that it will stimulate reflection on a variety of topics in which ASPHER plays a key role. Representing schools of public health in Europe, ASPHER is at the forefront of innovation in public health education, training, research and service. Akin to the lighthouse presented on this issue’s cover, we want to offer our guidance to the public health community so that, working together, we shape the future of public health.
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.
1st ASPHER Andrija Stampar Summer School
THE NEW PUBLIC HEALTH: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES FOR JUNIOR AND MID-CAREER FACULTY (TEACHERS & RESEARCHERS) OF SCHOOLS OF PUBLIC HEALTH
12-24 August 2018 | Ashkelon, Israel
This summer school offers a unique opportunity to learn from internationally recognized professors through a programme that combines intensive lectures with a strong social component. An opportunity to present your academic work for discussion, to challenge yourself, and to acquire knowledge and skills that will strengthen your career development. All this in an exceptional seaside location and relaxed atmosphere for an interactive professional development experience!
For more information on the programme, please download the flyer here.
To indicate your interest in participation, or to inquire about possibilities for participation of your staff members, please contact Fèlix Ruiz Cabré at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Case Studies in Public Health: new book by Professor Theodore Tulchinsky. Now available!
The 22 cases chosen for this collection represent a wide array of public health issues that go into the makeup of the New Public Health (NPH), which includes traditional public health, such as sanitation, hygiene and infectious disease control, but widens its perspective to include chronic diseases, nutrition, organization, financing and quality of international health systems and health in a much broader sense. Each case is presented in a systematic fashion to facilitate learning, with the topic background including the key pioneers, current relevance, economic and ethical issues, conclusions, recommendations, student review questions, and recommended references.
The book 1) Explores the history of public health through important scientific events and flashpoints, ii) Presents case studies in a clear, direct style that is easy to follow, and 3) Uses a systematic approach to help learn lessons from the past and apply them to the present
For more information on the book, you can download the flyer here.
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