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Health Promotion Sciences Mission & Vision Statement


The Department of Health Promotion Sciences trains  graduate students to become builders and translators of scientific knowledge and conducts research f or the advancement of individual, family, and community health. We recognize a human’s right to self-determination, dignity, inclusion, and social justice as central to the health and wellbeing of people and societies. We achieve our vision through the development and implementation of social and behavioral strategies that reduce health risks, leverage health assets, and redress inequities for individuals, families, social networks, neighborhoods, organizations, and communities .


To advance public health through mutual learning, research, and implementation science in order to create a society where all people can reach their optimal health potential, regardless of race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, socioeconomic position, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or zip code.