Mission & Vision

An identity of collaboration


To stand at the forefront of a changing world, you will need the passion and identity of a collaborator and innovator. At the Colorado School of Public Health we hold both. As an accredited, collaborative school of public health, we stand ready to create healthier futures, build stronger partnerships and steward shared resources for the betterment and health of communities in Colorado and around the world.

As a collaboration of the University of Colo​rado​, Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado, we are redefining the identity of public health to be an identity of collaboration.

Across Colorado you’ll find our research teams in schools working hand in hand with teachers to improve the health of local youth; our students learning firsthand about disaster response and emergency preparedness, worker safety​, and more; and our staff at local nonprofits working to advance our mission of health in the classroom and community. 

Our mission


To promote the physical, mental, social, and environmental health of people and communities in the Rocky Mountain Region, across our nation, and globally. The mission will be accomplished through collaborations in education, population-based research, and community service that bring together institutions, agencies, and diverse populations. 

Our vision


The Colorado School of Public Health will become one of the nation's premier institutions for public health education and research, with top recognition for its work in selected areas and an outstanding reputation for delivering education, training, and service programs that are based in science, proven in practice, and adapted through creativity to meet pressing population health needs.

Review our strategic plan and process.

Our commitment to diversity and health equity


Our Inclusion, Diversity, and Health Equity mission is to build a diverse and representative academic community which recognizes the importance of social and economic justice in relation to health. ColoradoSPH is committed to working to build an inclusive, culturally competent institution which includes the environment, policies and procedures, faculty, staff, leadership, and student body.​

Read our Plan for Dismantling Structural Racism & Advancing Inclusive Excellence.

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