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Mission, Goal, Objectives, & Competencies

VISION:

To be a leader in advancing the health of the commonwealth and global community by preparing competent and committed public health professionals. 

MISSION:

The mission of the public health program is to prepare culturally competent, skilled public health practitioners that are engaged in community-focused service and public health scholarship, for the commonwealth and beyond. 

PROGRAM GOALS:

  • Student Success: Students will demonstrate professional competencies needed to effectively serve as public health practitioners. 
  • Instruction Goal:The program prepares competent public health professionals through high-impact pedagogy.
  • Community-focused Service Goal:The program faculty and students will advance the health of the commonwealth through engagement in community and professional service.  
  • Scholarship Goal:The program faculty and students will engage in research and scholarship to grow the public health profession. 

VALUES:

  • intellectual vitality, which is characterized by knowledge, scholarly inquiry, creativity, critical thinking, and curiosity, all with a global perspective;
  • sense of community, which is characterized by a supportive environment with strong relationships and a commitment to service, shared governance, collaboration, and unity of purpose;
  • cultural competency, which is characterized by equitable opportunities and treatment, mutual respect, and the inclusion and celebration of diverse peoples and ideas;
  • stewardship of place, by which the program enhances the intellectual capacity, economic vitality, environmental sustainability, and quality of life of the communities it serves;
  • accountability, which is characterized by fiscal responsibility, operational transparency, and responsiveness to the needs of internal and external stakeholders; and
  • excellence, which is achieved through integrity, continuous quality improvement, and a focused emphasis on the personal and professional growth of students, faculty, and staff. 
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