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SPH Strategic Planning

SPH Strategic Planning


SPH Dean On behalf of the UIC School of Public Health (UIC SPH), I'd like to welcome you to the homepage of the SPH Strategic Directions Initiative, our School-wide continuous strategic planning process. 

 The Strategic Directions Initiative is a process designed to be inclusive and participatory.  The resulting strategic plan is intended to represent, as much as possible, a collective effort of UIC SPH students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community and public health partners. 

The UIC SPH Executive Committee will provide continued oversight of the process designed and coordinated by the Strategic Directions Committee.

The following draft Vision Statement was vetted with the SPH Community and approved by our Executive Committee:

"A leader among academic institutions improving public health through engaged partnerships in teaching & learning, research, service and practice"

We convened Strategic Think Groups to develop community goals and measurable objectives in the strategic directions of research, teaching & learning, service practice & partnerships, and organizational design that are consistent with this Vision and our Mission, which is as follows: 

“The UIC School of Public Health is dedicated to excellence in protecting and improving the health and well-­being of the people of the metropolitan Chicago area, the State of Illinois, and the nation, and of others throughout the world”

On September 16, 2013, the UIC School of Public Health approved its 2013-2018 Strategic Plan.  Centered on improving our infrastructure, strengthening our integration and collaboration, establishing a clear identity, and increasing diversity, our goals and objectives have been designed to position us for success in ever-evolving economic, political, and educational environments.   Over the next several years, UIC SPH will be implementing and evaluating its continuous strategic plan of action.  I would like to thank the UIC SPH faculty, staff, students, alumni, and partners for their engagement in the planning process, and ask that we harness this momentum to propel UIC SPH forward in the implementation stages ahead.

Click the following link to view the  2013-2018 Strategic Plan Executive Summary

Click the following link to view the Full 2013-2018 Strategic Plan Document


Wayne H. Giles, MD, MS




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