University at Buffalo - The State University of New York
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Our Philosophy

To improve the health of populations, communities and individuals.

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the health of populations, communities and individuals through disciplinary and interdisciplinary education, research and service.

Our Vision

We will be a leading school of public health and health professions recognized for the advantages of its combination of related academic programs that promote the understanding, prevention and treatment of disease and disability, thereby improving the health of populations, communities and individuals from regionally to globally.

Our Values

Our values are consistent with those of the university. We value the pursuit of academic excellence through the creation, dissemination and application of knowledge related to the health and well-being of populations, communities and individuals. We endeavor to instill in our students, faculty and staff, ethical principles that include autonomy, justice and beneficence. These values enable us to foster a harmonious environment as we work with others in a respectful, culturally competent manner so that populations and individuals with varying health conditions and abilities can participate in meaningful and fulfilling activities. Our efforts are guided by a commitment to:

  • Public health
  • Evidence-based scientific and professional practice
  • Professionalism and communication, which includes the importance of cultural competence and diversity

Our Goals