Mission Statement and Program Core Functions
Indiana University-Bloomington MPH Program Mission Statement:
The Master of Public Health (MPH) program has as its mission the preparation of public health professionals through coursework and engagement in a culture of research and practice that promotes the attainment of knowledge and skills necessary to respond to public health needs across a broad and diverse range of communities, health issues, and settings.
MPH Program Goals by Major Function:
Major Function 1: Prepare students to enter the public health workforce.
Goal: Deliver a comprehensive public health curriculum that ensures each MPH students’ achievement of public health knowledge and skills are consistent with established competencies and contemporary issues facing the public health workforce.
Goal: Develop and sustain an academic environment that facilitates research that is rigorous, theory-based, focused on contemporary public health issues, engages and trains students, and that uses participatory methods to engage community partners and disseminates research findings for the benefit of public health practice.
Major Function 3: Engage faculty and students in public health service.
Goal: Actively engage students and faculty with public health institutions at the local, state, national, and international levels to facilitate a co-learning process focused on a mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and skills.
Major Function 4: Cultivate a diverse faculty with broad expertise in public health.
Goal: Recruit, retain, and foster the development of faculty who are diverse with regard to culture, ethnicity, gender, professional background, and areas of expertise.
Major Functions 5: Cultivate a diverse student body.
Goal: Recruit, retain, and foster the development of students who are diverse with regard to culture, ethnicity, gender, academic background, and goals related to public health.
Major Function 6: Ensure access to and facilitate use of state-of-the-art technology.
Goal: Ensure that faculty, staff, and students have the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to effectively navigate evolving technology resources and to effectively incorporate such technology into their public health teaching, research and service activities.
Major Function 7: Evaluate the public health program.
Goal: Assess the extent to which the objectives of the Indiana University-Bloomington Master of Public Health (MPH) program are attained.
Major Function 8: Promote the development of community partnerships, workforce development, and continuing education through the Office of Community Health Engagement.
Goal: Assess the extent to which the mission of the Office of Community Health Engagement is being met.