Healthy people. Thriving communities.


To develop leaders who will improve health, advance health equity, and create new knowledge through the synthesis of innovative research, education, and community partnerships.


  • Diverse, equitable partnerships to achieve community health objectives
  • Dynamic, responsive, and innovative approach to public health transformation
  • Excellence in critical thinking and solution-finding using evidence-based principles
  • Professionalism and ethical conduct in multidisciplinary teaching, research, and practice
  • Social justice and health equity
  • Healthy communities


  • Develop collaborative solutions to identified public health problems.
  • Prepare students for successful professional careers in public health and pursuit of advanced professional/academic degrees.
  • Incorporate current research and community data in each student’s training
  • Engage students in community learning in each semester
  • Foster an understanding of health inequities and approaches to improve health for all
  • Provide all public health students with interdisciplinary learning experiences
  • Provide all students with the skills required to be a successful leader
  • Improve the health of the public through collaborations between CWRU, community organizations, governmental health agencies, foundations, and the private sector
  • Provide all students with professional development opportunities each semester