We are a community of scholars, students, and staff dedicated to creating a healthy society. In achieving this goal, we are committed to:

Community

the basic unit of analysis for public health, enabling communities to address their own problems, sharing skills, lowering barriers to action, and acting as a catalyst for progress.

Knowledge
the pursuit, development, and dissemination of which will improve the health of the public.

Professionalism
acting with integrity and collegiality in learning, teaching, research, and public service.

Stewardship
of natural, human, and financial resources.

Idealism
whether secularly or spiritually motivated.

Caring
promoting compassion for and action on behalf of others.

Justify
whereby everyone is given access to the resources necessary to live a humane life and to fulfill his or her full potential.

Diversity
celebrating unique contributions to the fabric of our community.

Respect
for the members of this community and for those whom our efforts are intended to serve.

Humility
as we set our goals, as we work together to achieve them, and as we address the inevitable conflicts produced by those joint efforts.

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