Vision, Mission, Goals and Values


The Syracuse University public health programs’ vision is to advance population health through education, research, and community engagement.


The programs’ mission is to prepare leaders to advance health equity in Central New York communities and beyond.


The programs’ goals to accomplish our mission:

  • Create opportunities for faculty and students to advance health equity through public health.
  • Provide a high-quality curriculum grounded in social justice and excellence in teaching.
  • Advance the science and practice of public health through scholarly pursuits.
  • Support community well-being through public health practice.


Community – We recognize that we are a part of multiple communities, and have a responsibility to be engaged in a respectful and positive way with our civic partners.

Diversity and Inclusion – We welcome, encourage, and respect diverse voices, experiences, perspectives, and approaches in our work together.

Integrity – We aspire to high standards of excellence, professional ethics, and personal integrity in all that we do.

Health Equity – We strive to eliminate health inequities through the work we do in our research, teaching, community engagement, and advocacy.

Shared and Equitable Responsibility – We recognize our individual responsibilities to the mission of our public health program and to the values that sustain it. We will each strive to contribute our fair share to the activities of the program.