Strategic Planning, Mission, Goals, and Objectives

The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington faculty spearheaded the strategic planning process to create The School of Public Health Strategic Plan-2021 in 2016.

The objective of the strategic planning process was to help the school focus on its central strategy by identifying and compiling progress markers and needed resources. We have identified seven key areas that are necessary for the continued success and advancement of the school. Each of these areas contains actionable items and corresponding areas of responsibility. Each responsible entity is expected to include the actionable items in their strategic plan and periodically report on progress toward completion of the action to the Dean or the Dean's designee.

Along with reading the plan as displayed above, you may also download a copy. 


Mission Statement

The mission of the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington is to promote health among individuals and communities in Indiana, the nation, and the world through integrated multidisciplinary approaches to research and creative activities, teaching, and community engagement.

Values

As the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, we value:

  • health and quality of life as a human right,
  • academic integrity,
  • a commitment to diversity and civility,
  • a quality education and what it promises,
  • research and its application,
  • community engagement,
  • the responsible stewardship of resources, and
  • the multidisciplinary traditions of our school.

Goals

  1. Cultivate and sustain an integrated multidisciplinary environment that facilitates excellence in research and creative activity, teaching, service, and community engagement.
  2. Educate and prepare the next generation of researchers, teachers, and practitioners to effectively meet the public health-related needs of individuals and communities.
  3. Conduct, disseminate, and translate research and creative activity to advance knowledge and health worldwide.
  4. Improve the health of Indiana and beyond through community-focused and participatory initiatives.

Objectives by Goal 

Cultivate and sustain an integrated multidisciplinary environment that facilitates excellence in research and creative activity, teaching, service, and community engagement.

a.  Recruit and retain faculty qualified to support the school's academic programs.

b.  Maintain fiscal stability supportive of initiatives that advance the school’s mission.

c.  Facilitate the continuing professional development of faculty, staff, and students.

d.  Recruit and retain a diverse faculty and staff.

e.  Actively engage faculty and staff in the ongoing development and governance of the school and university.

f.  Maintain technological resources that support research/creative activities, teaching, service and community engagement.

g.  Maintain a physical learning environment to support research/creative activities, teaching, service and community engagement.

Educate and prepare the next generation of researchers, teachers, and practitioners to effectively meet the public health-related needs of individuals and communities.

a.  Offer curricula that promote integrated multidisciplinary approaches to public health.

b.  Ensure that students across all degree programs complete coursework that includes a basic understanding of the core concepts of public health.

c.  Recruit and retain a diverse student body.

d.  Engage students in community-based initiatives and/or laboratory-based experiences to enhance their ability to address contemporary health challenges.

e.  Achieve optimal graduation rates across all degree programs.

f.  Provide advising and career services to support optimal job placement rates within 12 months of graduation.

Conduct, disseminate, and translate research and creative activity to advance knowledge and health worldwide.

a.  Conduct and disseminate research and creative activity.

b.  Demonstrate success in acquiring extramural funding for research and creative activity.

c.  Conduct research and creative activity in partnership with community organizations and institutions.

d.  Conduct research and creative activity in partnership with other academic institutions both domestically and abroad.

e.  Maintain internal funds that support the development of faculty and students in the area of research and creative activity.

f.  Conduct research focused on Indiana-specific health issues.

g.  Conduct research and creative activity in ways that are interdisciplinary.

Improve the health of people in Indiana and beyond through community-focused and participatory initiatives.

a.  Deliver continuing education to the public health workforce.

b.  Evaluate the needs of Indiana's public health workforce.

c.  Sustain community-academic partnerships designed to enhance the capacity of Indiana's public health workforce.

d.  Engage faculty, staff, and students in service to community-based organizations.

e.  Deliver health enhancing programs to communities throughout Indiana.

f.  Enhance global health through partnerships with other academic institutions and organizations outside the U.S.