Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
The Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region [ASPHER_FY2012]
Founded in 1966, ASPHER is the key independent organisation in Europe dedicated to strengthening the role of Public Health (PH) by improving the education and training of PH professionals for practice...
Founded in 1966, ASPHER is the key independent organisation in Europe dedicated to strengthening the role of Public Health (PH) by improving the education and training of PH professionals for practice and research. It represents the scientific and academic components of the PH workforce education and advanced training.
ASPHER members are collectively committed to PH capacity building. Whilst respecting the European diversity of national and regional contexts in which each school of PH operates, ASPHER promotes structured processes of sharing evidence-based PH, models of innovation and good practice, and mobilizing schools of PH (SPHs) to be pro-active in shaping the PH core competencies.
ASPHER`s strategic vision includes the promotion of the highest standards of education and training for practice increasingly involving cross-sectional intervention and global as much as EU wide and national issues. A key role of advocacy and communication to promote and incorporate European values into the wider PH movement is also assumed by ASPHER.
ASPHER mission and vision correspond to the findings of the ASPHER 2015 project (2009), and they are also reflected in the 10 Theses on the future work of ASPHER as proposed by its incoming President-Prof.Helmut Brand:
1.Secure the future of SPHs in times of economic crisis.
2.Help the Health Systems in the European Region to integrate an educated PH workforce.
3.Cooperate with international organisations like EU and WHO in capacity building of the PH workforce.
4.Cooperate with the European PH Association in the development and advocacy of European PH.
5.Expand the educational basis of SPHs to Lifelong Learning.
6.Expand the organisational basis of ASPHER by integrating new SPHs.
7.Support the seven ASPHER working groups to secure ongoing developments.
8.Build and secure a high standard in PH Education through exchange of best practice examples, integration of new educational methods and accreditation.
9.Promote research in SPHs through collaborative projects and networks.
10.Develop Alumni Networks of SPHs to Social Networks.
Start date: 01/01/2012 - End date: 01/01/2013
Call: Promote Health (Hp-2010)