Promote the health of our communities through education, policy, and action.


Cultivate multidisciplinary partnerships among faculty, students, and community members in ways that support the planning and development of evidence-based programs and sound policy.


  • Support and conduct research that is community-engaged, capitalizes upon the liberal arts, and is attractive to extramural funding organizations, philanthropic entities, and donors.
  • Facilitate practice-based opportunities for students that complement their academic preparation and expand their development of competencies related to inter-professional health education and practice.
  • Expand opportunities for faculty and students to engage in mutually-beneficial research and service experiences with community-based health and social service organizations.
  • Serve as a reputable community-facing entity that provides workforce development and continuing education for the local public health workforce.