The College of Public Health embraces the five core values identified by The University of Iowa: community, integrity, learning, quality, and responsibility. The college also adheres to a sixth core value, a guiding principle of public health: social justice. Consistent with its mission to serve as a public health resource for the State of Iowa, the College of Public Health seeks to implement these values in ways that enhance the health and well-being of all Iowans, especially the most vulnerable segments of Iowa's population.
Community. The College of Public Health seeks to strengthen the communities it serves through the development and expansion of innovative education, research, and practice programs. Consistent with the principles of public health, the college is committed to collaboration and actively seeks to engage community partners in its undertakings.
Integrity. The College of Public Health adheres to the highest standards of honesty, fairness, respect, and professional and scholarly ethics.
Learning. The College of Public Health is dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge that will improve the health status of all people, especially those with rural roots and experiences.
Quality. The College of Public Health is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in public health scholarship, teaching, and community service.
Responsibility. The College of Public Health is dedicated to the stewardship of all resources entrusted to it and fosters public policies that promote sustainability in all human activities, including environmental protection, agricultural production, economic development, and community health.
Social Justice. All activities within the College of Public Health
are motivated by a commitment to social equity and fairness, a
spirit of compassion for all persons, and a desire to apply the
tools of scientific knowledge to pressing societal health concerns.
The college strives to improve the conditions in which everyone
lives and thereby contribute to the formation of a just society.