Mission, Vision and Goals

Setting a Standard of Excellence


We bring about sustainable, positive changes in health by providing an outstanding program of research, teaching and service – to educate the next generation of public health leaders who endeavor to discover, test and disseminate solutions to health threats and problems; and translate research into effective practices and sound policies.


Our vision is a world with healthy people living in healthy communities.


  • to educate students in public health competencies with an accredited curriculum.
  • to provide students with community-oriented education and practice opportunities.
  • to generate public health knowledge emphasizing urban, community-engaged and translational research.
  • to participate in public health advocacy, policy, and practice at a local, national, and global level.