The mission of the Northwestern University Program in Public Health (PPH) is to improve the health of the people of Chicago, the United States, and the world by engaging students, faculty, and community partners in innovative and replicable education, research, and service program in population health.
Our values reflect our programmatic and personal commitment to:
- Professional integrity in education, research, and service
- Compassion, equity, and social justice in defining and addressing health
- Multi-disciplinary collaborative approaches to problems
- Respect for and inclusion of diversity and community
The goals of the Program in Public Health are to:
- Enable our students to become leaders who can span the boundaries between public health and their professional endeavors by providing the highest quality public health education.
- Enhance the knowledge base in population health through nationally recognized programs in research.
- Advance public health practice at Northwestern University, the city of Chicago, the nation and the world in collaboration with community, government, educational, and professional organizations
The Northwestern Program in Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). PPH was fully re-accredited on October 2010, effective through December 31, 2017. PPH hosted a CEPH Site Visit on October 30-31, 2017. PPH will receive an updated accreditation status following the CEPH Council review in the Spring of 2018.