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Association of Schools of Public Health

  • In: Encyclopedia of Epidemiology
  • Edited by: Sarah Boslaugh
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Research Methods , Epidemiology & Biostatistics
The Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) was founded in 1953 and is the only U.S. public health organization representing deans, faculty, and students of ASPH-accredited and associate schools. It is governed by its members and board of directors and currently has 39 member schools. It was created in response to the growth of graduate education programs in public health during the early 20th century, which led to a need to formalize a periodic accreditation process of national programs. The comprehensive accreditation process for schools of public health is now conducted by an independent agency, the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
ASPH schools prepare students for entry into careers in public health with a ...
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