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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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12 Sep 2023
2023 ASPHER AWARDS We are thrilled to announce the 2023 ASPHER Awards! We congratulate all the very deserving awardees who celebrated with us in Dublin on 31 August at the Deans’ & Directors’ Retreat Gala Dinner! Andrija Stampar Medal Anders...
11 Sep 2023
ASPHER is proud to announce the YOUNG RESEARCHERS FORUM, to be held in Dublin on Wednesday 08 November 2023.
The 2023 YRF will be held on 08 November from 13:30-17:00 in Dublin as part of the EPH pre-conferences with a networking lunch starting at...
14 Jul 2023
The fourth edition of the textbook ‘The New Public Health’ from respected authors Theodore H. Tulchinsky, Elena A. Varavikova, and Matan J. Cohen has been published. The New Public Health has established itself as a solid textbook throughout...

WHO Coalition Of Partners CoP

The third meeting of the Coalition of Partners (CoP) is took place the 27-28 November 2018 ahead of the EPH conference in Ljubljana. The meeting included representatives from countries throughout the European Region and was used to disseminate information on three key documents put together as a joint action between ASPHER, WHO Europe and APHEA working toward the professionalisation of the public health workforce.

These include:
1) A Roadmap towards Professionalisation of the Public Health Workforce in the European Region to help countries navigate a unique pathway to professionalisation;
2) Core Competencies Framework for Public Health Workforce in the European Region to enable a shared understanding and standards for the role of public health professionals; and
3) Handbooks for Managing Public Health Professional Credentialing, and Accreditation Systems in the European Region to provide formal pathways to accrediting and credentialing the workforce.

This meeting follows up on the Expert Meeting held at Imperial College London in June 2018, which brought together expert participants from a variety of backgrounds (ministries of health, national institutes, accreditation and credentialing bodies, schools of public health, public health organizations) and selected peer reviewers who provided invaluable feedback to strengthen the documents to make them more useful to end-users and stakeholders and harmonize the distinct products.