Promoting a Healthier Oklahoma by Translating Education and Research into Public Health Practice
College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Strategic Plan 2016 – 2020
The College of Public Health (COPH) is one of only 46 schools of public health in the United States accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The College was founded at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) in 1967, and was first accredited in 1969. The College of Public Health has a tradition of providing education for both public health practice professionals and public health research scientists, conducting research and scholarship on contemporary issues in public health, and providing public health service to the community, state, and nation. The College currently has approximately 40 full-time equivalent faculty and maintains an enrollment of 250 to 300 students.
This plan updates and expands the College’s mission, vision, core values, and strategic goals from 2016 through 2020. For each strategic goal, the plan outlines specific objectives to be accomplished toward the goal, together with the lead individual and target dates for completion.
The College of Public Health Strategic Plan aligns directly with the OUHSC Strategic Plan, the centerpiece of which is “to enhance faculty research capabilities and to provide first-class health professional education”.
This alignment extends to the overarching goals of the University of Oklahoma consistent with its strategic plan and mission, including its initiative to collaborate with the Evaluators from the Higher Learning Commission in preparation for its 2015 self-study report and site visit. For additional information please refer to Oklahoma University's Accreditation page.
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