Our goal

Not only do we pride ourselves on our research, we also strive for excellence in public health practice—applying data and science in the real world. We partner with communities here in Colorado, across the U.S., and around the world, promoting health and wellbeing for all. We work collaboratively with students, faculty, and community members, building lasting relationships, listening to those who identify needs in their community, and engaging in life-long learning together.

We convene diverse groups by hosting symposiums and forming collaborative working groups. We also offer practice-intensive graduate courses, community events, and professional development opportunities such as in-person trainings and online courses. In addition, our experts regularly work with community leaders, nonprofits, businesses, and policymakers to develop evidence-based public health interventions that work. With a framework of health equity and justice guiding us, we study the barriers to health and the most effective ways to help build a world in which all people have the opportunity to be safe, healthy, and well.