As the voice of accredited academic public health, representing schools and programs accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), our mission is to advance public health by mobilizing the collective power of our members to drive excellence and innovation in education, research, and practice.
As part of this, we act as the secretariat, or administrator, for the following programs and services.
The Certified in Public Health (CPH) credential allows graduates and professionals to continue their training in public health and ensure mastery in the competencies of the field. The CPH credential is voluntary for public health professionals and establishes expertise in the most current topics in the field. The CPH credentialing process comprises the CPH exam and a subsequent bi-annual recertification process. The National Board of Public Health Examiners is the independent organization tasked with administering the CPH exam and ensuring the programs and students remain credentialed and properly accredited.
The Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health is a 501(c) (3) organization founded in 1924 to promote the formal study of public health and to recognize outstanding achievement in the field. Since then, Delta Omega has expanded to more than 120 chapters at CEPH-accredited schools and programs and has more than 20,000 members. The Delta Omega National Office, housed in ASPPH’s office in Washington, DC, supports the ever-growing network of Delta Omega chapters. Chapters induct new members and host events to support their students, alumni and faculty.
The official journal of the U.S. Public Health Service and the U.S. Surgeon General since 1878. Published by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and SAGE Publications, Public Health Reports (PHR) has been a resource for the public health community for over one hundred years. PHR publishes bi-monthly on major topics in public health, such as infectious diseases and immunization, tobacco control, injuries and violence, chronic disease control, public health methodology, and issues of interest to state and local health departments. The journal has departments focused on public health law and public health schools and education, and features special commentaries by the Surgeon General and executives within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Supplemental issues are published two to five times per year on special topics. Recent supplements have covered routine HIV screening in clinical settings, expanded access to hepatitis B and hepatitis C testing and care, and public health preparedness. PHR complements ASPPH’s mission to transform public health by strengthening and promoting the education, research, service, and practice activities of schools and programs. Together, we advocate for investments needed to advance population health and more effective public health policies.