Transforming. It’s a powerful word, but truly describes our academic programs and our goals for research and service in public health and the health care system. We are committed to ensuring that our programs are rigorous, intellectually challenging, and rewarding. After all, together, we have the potential of improving the health of every community.
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Mission, Vision & Values
The IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health is dedicated to the pursuit of health for all people. We emphasize the prevention of disease and injury and recognize the interconnectedness of the physical environment and ecosystem to the health of the community. We strive to ensure that the interests of the public are represented in health policies and practices and support activities that promote this comprehensive view.
The school is committed to the principles of equality, shared decision-making, and a focus on the social, biological and environmental determinants of health which are central tenets of healthy communities and social justice. We embrace collaborative and participatory activities as a means of working collectively with other institutions and organizations in the community, across the state, nationally and internationally to ensure healthy communities and populations, a prerequisite for social justice.
While the traditional regulatory, legal and legislative functions of public health remain as important as ever today, public health is dynamic and must respond in innovative ways to emerging challenges to world health.
Our MissionThe mission of the Fairbanks School of Public Health is to cultivate innovative, interdisciplinary, community engaged education, research and service and prepare leaders in public health and health care.
Our VisionThe Fairbanks School of Public Health is a leader in improving the health of the people of Indiana, the nation and the world.
Our Core ValuesThe Fairbanks School of Public Health has established core values to guide all aspects of teaching, research and service: collaboration, commitment to social justice, environmental consciousness, cultural competency, equity, innovation, respect, and sensitivity to diversity.
The IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health is proud to be fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Accreditation is the culmination of a rigorous multi-year process involving an extensive self-study and a site visit by an accreditation team. The school’s official accreditation report can be sent upon request by contacting Carole Kacius at email@example.com.