Delivering on the Promise of Public Health for All

Strategic plan FY2024 - FY2029

Public health is inherently meant to benefit everyone, everywhere. But barriers—including systemic racism, health disparities, and rampant
misinformation—stand in the way of progress.

We developed our new five-year strategic plan to break down these barriers and deliver on the promise of public health for all through leadership in public health education, research, and practice.

Letter from dean fallin

The past several years have been an incredible time for public health. Our global society has faced enormous health challenges, and also seen great successes. The common thread across many of these recent public health triumphs is the people—researchers and practitioners who are passionate about making the world a healthy place to live and thrive.

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Our Six Core Goals


Make Discoveries that Make a Difference

We will advance public health science that improves health and health equity through rigorous, collaborative, and interdisciplinary research.

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Transform our offerings

We will broaden who we teach, diversify how we teach, and enrich what we teach in response to evolving public health priorities and emerging challenges.

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Practice and Partnerships

Put research to work

We will build ethical and equitable collaborations with local, regional, and global partners to engage communities and translate our research into mutually beneficial public health practices, policies, and programs.

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Our People

Build a thriving workplace

We will cultivate a school where all members of our community have opportunities for professional growth and feel included, respected, and valued.

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Integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion

We will center diversity, equity, and inclusion in our identity through our research, practice, operations, and educational activities.

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Champion public health

We will promote and strengthen trust in public health information.

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Our Mission

To make the world healthier and more equitable through excellence in research, education, and practice

Our Vision

The best possible health for all people in all populations across all communities

Our Core Purpose

Making a world of difference, one community at a time

Our Values

We are unified in
our commitment to:

Excellence and rigor in research, education, and public health practice

Social justice and anti-racism in our practices and policies

Collaboration, cultural humility, and ethical engagement with domestic and global communities

An inclusive and equitable workplace and learning environment

Integrity, humility, empathy, and grace in our work and daily interactions

Diverse ideas and healthy debate foundational to a learning culture

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