To improve the health of populations, communities and individuals.
Our mission is to improve the health of populations, communities and individuals through disciplinary and interdisciplinary education, research and service.
We will be a leading school of public health and health professions recognized for the advantages of its combination of related academic programs that promote the understanding, prevention and treatment of disease and disability, thereby improving the health of populations, communities and individuals from regionally to globally.
Our values are consistent with those of the university. We value the pursuit of academic excellence through the creation, dissemination and application of knowledge related to the health and well-being of populations, communities and individuals. We endeavor to instill in our students, faculty and staff, ethical principles that include autonomy, justice and beneficence. These values enable us to foster a harmonious environment as we work with others in a respectful, culturally competent manner so that populations and individuals with varying health conditions and abilities can participate in meaningful and fulfilling activities. Our efforts are guided by a commitment to:
Position the SPHHP for recognition in research and scholarship that relates to important health issues faced by populations, communities and individuals.
Provide an academic environment that includes foundational preparation in public health, evidence-based practice and communication and professionalism for all students and prepares graduates for success as public health professionals, practitioners in the health professions, educators and researchers. As part of training, provide experiential learning opportunities.
Recruit and retain diverse and well-qualified faculty, staff, and students to align with the mission of the school and the constituents that we serve. Create a culture of inclusion, respect and collaboration for all faculty, staff and students.
Provide service to communities (from local to global), the university and scholarly and professional organizations.
Develop simple and transparent resource models that encourage unit productivity, shared accountability, and efficiency, maximizing the use of current resources.