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ASPPH raises awareness about education and career options in public health through student ambassadors, graduate fairs, partnerships, interprofessional activities, and other pipeline-building events for students.

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Public Health is inherently global. In an increasi Public Health is inherently global. In an increasingly interconnected world, events that occur irrespective of political or natural borders – whether pandemics, natural disasters, or environmental pollution – affect everyone. The United States is a preferred destination for many international students who want to study public health, largely because of the academic reputation and world-wide influence of America’s schools and programs of public health. Most international students are studying public health in the US so that they can return to - and improve the health of their home countries and build a safer planet. 

ASPPH strongly urges Congress and the courts to reverse these mean and misguided policy changes, intended to marginalize those whose only crime is to seek to improve the health of everyone, everywhere.

Visit @aspphorg bio for our full statement. #ThisIsPublicHealth
We’re excited to partner with Mediaplanet on its We’re excited to partner with Mediaplanet on its Infectious Diseases campaign and to help celebrate the end of Hepatitis Awareness Month! Infectious diseases kill over 17 million people each year, and during a global pandemic, we see the important role public health professionals play in the U.S. and abroad. This campaign highlights the critical work the leaders in this field are doing and why others should consider a career in public health, while educating readers on how to protect themselves and others from infectious diseases, during a pandemic or otherwise. 
Learn more by checking out the campaign online via the link in our bio.
“Voting is how we participate in a civic society “Voting is how we participate in a civic society - be it for president, be it for a municipal election. It’s the way we teach our children - in school elections - how to be citizens, and the importance of their voice.” - Loretta Lynch

Now more then ever, we are reminded of our power to choose who represents us, our values, and the best path forward to keep our communities healthy.

We encourage everyone to vote and be heard in both local and national elections. We need all of your voices to influence future policy decisions on vital public health issues.

Visit @aspphorg bio link to learn how to participate safely in this year's election.

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The Supreme Court ruled today (June 15, 2020) that The Supreme Court ruled today (June 15, 2020) that a landmark civil rights law protects gay and transgender workers from workplace discrimination.

The vote was 6 to 3, with Justice Neil M. Gorsuch writing the majority opinion. He was joined by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

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"As an academic public health community, we recomm "As an academic public health community, we recommit to our deeply held tenets of public health: human rights, social justice, and health equity. ASPPH will never be silent on racial injustices. We will use our platform to advance our mission of improved health for everyone, everywhere." Read the full statement by following the link in our bio. #RacismIsAPublicHealthCrisis #ASPPHAdvocates
Racism is a public health crisis. ASPPH stands wit Racism is a public health crisis. ASPPH stands with those fighting to eradicate systemic racism and injustices. We cannot have a healthy world without a just world. As a public health community, we must stand together to end racism. #ThisIsPublicHealth #RacismIsAPublicHealthCrisis
Congratulations to all public health graduates! Th Congratulations to all public health graduates! The spotlight is on the profession like never before. Through your dedication and passion to the field, you will help guide us into a healthier future. 
As you lead us on the path forward, we are optimistic about healthier communities; where no matter where someone lives, or who they are, we ALL deserve to be healthy. 🎓 Please join us in celebrating all those that graduated this year. 
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In an effort to promote ways to cope with our curr In an effort to promote ways to cope with our current pandemic, join us as we answer your questions surrounding mental health, staying healthy, protecting your family and community, and most importantly, provide resources available for support.
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ASPPH Presents Webinar:  Mental Health During a Public Health Crisis – Tips for Caring for You and Your Love Ones’ Wellbeing. The webinar will be presented live May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET and recorded for those that are unable to attend. 🧠Register via the link in our bio!
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Make a difference to the health of your state! Co Make a difference to the health of your state!  Come join the team working hard to control the spread of coronavirus and re-open America!  The @cdcfound is recruiting for critical positions related to the COVID-19. Open positions in all 50 states and U.S. territories can be found or will be posted on the COVID-19 Corps careers page (link in bio). 🔬Jobs vary by state and locality, but include roles for epidemiologists, infection preventionists, informaticians, data analysts, laboratorians, community support specialists, community health program managers, project managers, and more. Candidates should continue to check the website for new openings and roles as they continue to add jobs daily.
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Since 1949, @mentalhealthamerica has led the obser Since 1949, @mentalhealthamerica has led the observance of May is Mental Health Month. This year’s theme, #Tools2Thrive, explores practical tools that everyone can use to improve their mentalhealth and increase resiliency.
We will be joining their efforts to share valuable resources throughout the month to highlight that mental health is something everyone should care about. Visit our bio to learn more.
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Companies have a brand. So do people, including cu Companies have a brand. So do people, including current and aspiring public health professionals. Most people who are drawn to public health are not in it for recognition, because they’re focused on the people and communities they serve. But building a personal brand can help public health professionals advance their careers, make a bigger impact, and advance the entire field.  @aspphorg presents Personal Branding for Public Health Professionals. This session will cover why a personal brand is important, practical steps to establish your brand, how to align your brand with your values, and how to utilize social media and other vehicles to build your brand. Visit our bio to access the recorded session.
Hi everyone! My name is Karianne Santiago Ruiz and Hi everyone! My name is Karianne Santiago Ruiz and I will be doing this week’s TIPH #AmbassadorTakeover! I am in the midst of finishing my undergraduate degree in Public Health with a focus on Pre-Health at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Currently I find myself back home in Puerto Rico along with my family and in the process of applying to grad school programs in order to pursue an MPH degree. This week I will be sharing information about current COVID-19 facts, tips for staying healthy and protected, and the importance of Public Health during this time. #ThisIsPublicHealth
Hi everyone - this is Josh, a doctoral student at Hi everyone - this is Josh, a doctoral student at @uthealthsph @myuthealth and one of your TIPH ambassadors! I am excited to share with you an opportunity where we will bring seasoned #COVID-19 medical professionals to train medical professionals who have yet to encounter the virus. Come join us for the first LIVE medical training!

Dr. Neil Schluger, MD, is the Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine at the @columbia Medical Center. Join us on Wednesday, May 6 at 1pm EDT for an interview and live training webinar on Zoom with Dr. Schluger, hosted by @jdcjoint's medical director in Ethiopia, @dr.rickhodes. DM @jdcjoint for the link to the training! #ambassadortakeover
Even during these challenging times, let us rememb Even during these challenging times, let us remember that we gain more from uniting than from dividing. Public health remains unique because it relies on the creativity and innovation of many in order to serve the masses. Let us be encouraged to find energy and wisdom in uncommon partnerships, and to promote the collectivism involved in achieving wellbeing.

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