In 2008, the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) launched the social media campaign This Is Public Health® (TIPH) to raise awareness about the field of public health and the range of professions that are encompassed within the field. Over time, this campaign has gained momentum as a platform for educating students and the public and recruiting new students to study public health. In 2019, ASPPH partnered with the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) to launch a pilot project focused on enhancing the visibility of public health across Europe: TIPH Europe. The TIPH Europe project produced innovative educational campaigns and resources, as well as many just-in-time offerings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2021, ASPPH expanded this effort under the auspices of the Global Network for Academic Public Health (GNAPH), with the TIPH Global campaign. The TIPH Global Grant Program, generously supported by Dr. Richard and Mrs. Linda Riegelman, provides awards to academic public health institutions around the world to develop TIPH Global campaigns that increase the visibility of public health in a region outside of the United States. TIPH Global projects promote awareness of public health issues, education, and career opportunities worldwide, with a specific emphasis on local communities.
Cohort 2: 2023-2024
The second cohort of TIPH Global awards grants to 12 academic public health institutions from 10 countries. The proposed projects are diverse and timely, focusing on issues including human illness – cancer, malnutrition, infectious disease, and antimicrobial resistance – societal challenges such as tobacco use among youth, civil conflict and migration, and climate change, as well as topics relevant to the development of public health as a field, like career guidance, public health competencies, capacity-building, and enhancing trust in the field and its experts. Using a range of innovative and engaging techniques, including social media, cinema, workshops, panel discussions, student competitions, and more, the grantees will seek to educate, train, and empower their communities. We look forward to the year ahead and following their progress.