Mission and Values
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. The School achieves this mission by: educating scientists, professionals and the public; conducting research to develop solutions to public health problems; providing public health service; and formulating public health policy.
Unity in economic and cultural diversity
Equity in health and social justice
Excellence in academics and practice
Engagement with the communities we serve
Statement of Values
The basic unit of analysis for public health, enabling communities to address their own problems, sharing skills, lowering barriers to action, and acting as a catalyst for progress.
Whereby everyone is given access to the resources necessary to live a humane life and to fulfill their full potential.
As we set our goals, as we work together to achieve them, and as we address the inevitable conflicts produced by those joint efforts.
The pursuit, development and dissemination of which will improve the health of the public.
Acting with integrity and collegiality in learning, teaching, research and public service.
Of natural, human and financial resources.
Whether secularly or spiritually motivated.
Promoting compassion for and action on behalf of others.
Celebrating unique contributions to the fabric of our community.
for the members of this community and for those whom our efforts are intended to serve.