end of program objectives

  1. Scientific Foundations for Public Health Practice:

    Employ a broad mastery of the five core areas of public health including application of empirical methods and practice approaches to promote and protect the health of individuals, communities and populations.
  2. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention:

    Use relevant strategies and appropriate methods to identify current and emerging public health challenges, analyze determinants of health and disease, and implement evidence-based public health programs and policies that promote health and prevent disease across the lifespan.
  3. Scholarship and Research for Evidence-Based Public Health Practice:

    Conduct scholarly activities and scientifically rigorous research designed to solve public health problems, address health inequities, eliminate health disparities and improve the health and well-being of individuals, communities and populations.
  4. Global Perspectives - Community Engagement and Cultural Context:

    Engage respectfully and effectively with diverse communities to promote the health of all members, appreciating the multi-layered cultural contexts of public health issues that shape health inequities, especially for individuals from marginalized, disadvantaged, underserved and vulnerable populations.
  5. Information and Health Technologies for Public Health:

    Leverage information and health technologies to achieve data-driven improvements in public health systems, infrastructure and services including systems designed for surveillance of public health threats and monitoring of health outcomes.
  6. Inter-professional Collaboration for Improving Health Outcomes:

    Collaborate with professionals from across disciplines working interdependently as a constructive public health team member fostering organizational and community partnerships to achieve improvements in health outcomes for individuals, communities and populations.
  7. Public Health System Leadership:

    Demonstrate organizational and leadership skills aimed at transforming public health infrastructure and creating healthier environments through dynamic systems thinking, effective written and verbal communication, efficient project management and capacity building, and responsible stewardship of resources.
  8. Public Health Policy and Advocacy for Health Equity:

    Advocate for social justice and health equity through use of participatory strategies, inclusive partnerships, high-impact media communications and translation of scientifically rigorous research into public health policies, programs and practices that yield measureable improvements in population health and elimination of health disparities.
  9. Ethical Public Health Practice:

    Exhibit personal and professional integrity in all areas of public health education, research and service that is reflective of the values, ideals and ethical standards that define public health practice.