Mission, Values and Goals

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Mission

The mission of the Graduate Programs in Public Health is to develop leaders who can generate and translate knowledge into policy and practice to promote health and prevent disease in human populations.

Vision

A world with healthy people living in healthy communities.

Values

The values of the Graduate Programs in Public Health support our mission and guide our collective daily activities. They include:

  • Physical and Mental Health and Well-Being: A fundamental right of every human being
  • Health Equity: A commitment to ensure the health of all populations, including the most vulnerable and underserved
  • The Freedom of Inquiry: To think, to question and to challenge form the basis for all our educational, research and service activities
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Mutual Respect: Promote and celebrate individual and collective distinctions among our students, staff, faculty and community partners
  • Personal and Professional Integrity: Ethical behavior guides the activities of our students, staff, faculty and community partnerships
  • Community and Organizational Partnerships: Participatory collaboration with diverse and fully engaged stakeholders to promote health and social change

Goals

  • To provide engaging educational opportunities preparing leaders to maximize the health and well-being of individuals, communities, and populations
  • To mobilize a diverse student body to address complex public health issues, including issues affecting vulnerable and underserved populations
  • To nurture an inclusive environment in which students are supported as they attain the knowledge, competencies and values of public health.
  • To promote instructional innovation and faculty advancement in teaching
  • To foster an environment in which students and faculty engage and collaborate on rigorous scientific investigations addressing public health issues, with an emphasis on vulnerable and underserved populations
  • To engage with communities, professionals, leaders, and others as partners in improving the health of populations, including the most vulnerable and underserved
  • To develop and maintain infrastructure, resources and technologies that are adequate to support