Vision, Mission, Values

Vision

Pono living, locally and globally.

Mission

The mission of the Office of Public Health Studies is to advance the health of the peoples of Hawai‘i, the nation, and the Asia-Pacific region through knowledge, discovery, innovation, engagement, inclusion, and leadership.

Values

We value:

  • Academic excellence and rigor
  • Respect
  • Equity
  • Diversity
  • Collaboration
  • Ho'olohe (listening and responding to) the needs of our community

Goals

Education Goals

  • To recruit and retain a diverse and qualified student body.
  • To offer required and electives courses and practicum experiences that facilitate student mastery of public health competencies.
  • To assure graduates master the core competencies of their degree.
  • To offer a broad variety of public health practicum opportunities, with a focus on Hawai‘i, the Pacific, Asia, and Indigenous peoples.

Research Goals

  • To discover and create new knowledge, evaluate health service needs, and apply research with an emphasis on Hawai‘i, the Pacific, and Indigenous peoples.
  • To disseminate research findings through publications and participation in local, national and professional societies.
  • To involve students as active participants in research and evaluation projects.

Service Goals

  • To be an active partner in providing continuing education to the public health workforce in Hawai‘i.
  • To provide consultative and direct services to community, state, federal, and international organizations in support of the program’s mission.

Program-wide Goals

  • To ensure academic excellence by systematically evaluating the program and incorporating findings in program development.
  • To ensure academic excellence by garnering adequate resources for delivery of a quality public health program.
  • To improve the abilities of faculty, staff, and students to work with diverse populations.