The Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University is committed to excellence in scholarship and advancing the health of the populations of our local, national and global communities.
Our mission is to provide the best public health educational experience for the next generation of thought leaders, practitioners, policy makers and scientists who will transform public health worldwide. This education incorporates our core values of scholarship and leadership, scientific rigor and policy analysis, and training.
As complex global health challenges continue to threaten our health and future, the Milken Institute SPH will be preeminent in training tomorrow’s leaders. We aspire to become one of the top five private schools of public health in the world.
The Milken Institute SPH shares a set of core values with the rest of the university that can be applied specifically to the mission of our school:
- Learning: Commitment to creating learning environments that bring out the best in educators, actively engage students and incorporate innovative approaches to teaching and lifelong learning.
- Communication: Open and effective communication of scientific evidence as the basis for public health policy making and excellence in education.
- Community: Commitment to translate public health evidence into practice, identify optimum public health policies and practices, and develop the public health workforce.
- Diversity: Inclusiveness, and a desire to create an environment that welcomes students, faculty and staff regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, social class or religion, incorporating a diverse array of perspectives and experiences.
- Excellence: Commitment to the highest standards in research, teaching and public health practice.
- Respect: Respect for the rights of individuals and communities, and adherence to the highest ethical principles in working with individuals, communities and colleagues.
- Service: Promotion of public health and access to high-quality health care services for all people, globally.
- Sustainability: Devotion to sustainable practices that promote the health of members of our community while enhancing current and future resources for our campus, our community and our world.
- Teamwork: Build partnerships based on common goals and shared responsibility that provide mutual benefit as a basis for achieving excellent results in research, public health policy, education, practice and service.