50 YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
ASPHER was founded 50 years ago on the initiative of the World Health Organization – 50 years actually bringing vast developments in public health, both in terms of policies and as concerns education and training and the development of research methods and scientific production. The anniversary was celebrated during the recent Deans’ & Directors’ Retreat at the National School of Public Health in Athens, Greece, during 25th – 27th May, 2016, where also ASPHER’s 50th Anniversary Book was released.
From a relatively small club of university departments and schools of public health the association has grown to include more than 110 institutional members situated all over Europe plus a few associate members in other parts of the world. 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 context as well as within national and local frameworks. Also the perspectives for the future are presented and discussed, in the context of ASPHER's strategy for 2016-20.
FROM POTENTIAL TO ACTION IN PUBLIC HEALTH
ASPHER and its European Public Health Reference Framework (EPHRF) Council has launched a three-volume text, with the intention to create a solid basis for professional discussion of the public health competences necessary to form the basis for good public health practice, as indicated by ASPHER’s lists of public health core competences and WHO Europe’s Essential Public Health Operations (EPHOs), respectively.
The present edition is hoped to be subject to professional discussion and commenting during the months to come – until start October 2016 – where after an adjusted edition will be produced and discussed at the European Public Health Conference in Vienna in November 2016.
Professional comments and suggestions will be welcomed, thank you. Please send your contribution to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASPHER 50TH ANNIVERSARY KICK-OFF MEETING
Brussels, 7 April 2016
ASPHER DEANS' AND DIRECTORS' RETREAT ATHENS 2016
National School of Public Health in Athens, May 25-27
We are so happy that you will be joining this week for a very special Deans' and Directors' Retreat during which we will be celebrating ASPHER's 50th anniversary!
This promises to be a very memorable event, filled with reflections on the past, planning ahead, and much celebration. We are pleased that nearly the entirety of the Association's membership will be represented as well as numerous partner organisations.
Thank you for being part of this and enjoy the event!
FOR SCHOOLS OF PUBLIC HEALTH
This site will facilitate your becoming part of a vibrant, dynamic community of schools of public health in Europe and beyond. Stay informed of various activities and events organised by schools; create ongoing exchange with representatives from different schools to promote and share best practices. Learn from one another!
ASPHER's work is engaging, so stay informed of the plethora of possibilities to become engaged in it yourself - take advantage of your school's ASPHER membership!
FOR PROSPECTIVE AND CURRENT STUDENTS
Here you can learn about and compare different educational and training offers from schools of public health. Assess and map out your prospects for career development. Get involved in dynamic peer discussions within public health student communities!
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. Engage in alumni networks that will be precious to furthering your career.
FOR PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM PLANNERS
Find resources on public health workforce development monitoring / planning. Review and compare school profiles including competences and public halth functions / operations at specific schools. Compare public health education and training schemes across Europe and beyond.
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