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  School of Public Health 2022-2024 About the School Mission and Values  

Mission and Values


The Rutgers School of Public Health seeks to advance health and well-being and prevent disease throughout New Jersey, the United States, and the world, by preparing students as public health leaders, scholars, and practitioners; conducting public health research and scholarship; engaging collaboratively with communities and populations; and actively advocating for policies, programs, and services through the lens of equity and social justice.


We envision a world in which all people have the opportunity to reach their full potential in terms of health and well-being and where solutions to public health challenges are rooted in population and individual strengths based on a commitment to equity and social justice.


In fulfilling our mission, we are guided by strong values, including:
  • Collaboration: productive and mutually beneficial partnerships within our school, across Rutgers University, and with government, businesses, nonprofit organizations, foundations, and individuals in the populations we serve.
  • Creativity: state-of-the-art thinking, innovation, and discovery that improves public health approaches in the 21st century.
  • Diversity: celebration of background, experience, and identity among our students, faculty, staff, and the populations we serve.
  • Engagement: authentic partnerships with the communities and populations we serve.
  • Equity: research, education, and community engagement that invoke the democratic process, equal opportunity, and social justice.
  • Inclusion: incorporation of all voices and perspectives in all aspects of the school's endeavors.
  • Integrity: ethical behavior, honesty, fairness, responsibility, and accountability.
  • Measurability: metrics to assess progress and growth and the timely realignment of resources.
  • Performance: high impact in all school activities.
  • Respect: zero tolerance for any form of harassment and/or discrimination.
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