Mission and Values

Mission

Our mission is to serve the community, the nation, and the world by training future public health leaders and discovering and communicating innovative approaches to address public health challenges and to enhance population health and well-being. The School of Public Health pursues this mission by working with the broader Public Health community to:

  • advance knowledge on population health through understanding risk and protective factors throughout the lifespan,
  • develop evidence about effective medical and public health interventions,
  • evaluate and disseminate strategies to encourage healthy behaviors, and,
  • improve healthcare by identifying effective policies and practices.

School of Public Health values are:

  1. Advance health as a right for all, with a special emphasis on vulnerable and marginalized population groups.
  2. Encourage innovation, creativity, self-reflection, and ethical conduct activities related to our mission and values.
  3. Foster collaboration among our School’s disciplines and partners across the university to benefit the creation and application of knowledge.
  4. Promote and derive benefit from diversity among people in the School, and respect different perspectives on the health of populations.
  5. Engage with community partners in activities that meet their needs and objectives.
  6. Consider and evaluate our activities and objectives as they have global reach and impact.
  7. Foster a School environment that builds upon and advances the strengths and skills of our students, staff, and faculty.
  8. Act as responsible stewards of the human and material resources that constitute the fabric of public health, including educating future generations of public health professionals
  9. Improve the health of populations through development of new knowledge and translation of research into improved policy and practice.