Public Health Program Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

The mission of the Morgan State University School of Community Health and Policy is to prepare leaders, who will generate new scientific information designed to better understand and solve urban health problems and develop and advocate policies that enable urban, minority and underserved populations to attain optimal health.  To achieve this mission, the Program will educate and train a cadre of public health practitioners to employ community-based (participatory) research methods to both investigate and reveal the systemic inequities and failings that cause health disparities, and design and implement strategic solutions. The unique contribution of the Program is to produce leaders and practitioners who will contribute to reshaping the ethics and practice of public health by grounding research, policy and program implementation related to urban minority and underserved populations in the fundamental principles of cultural competence and social justice.


The Morgan State University School of Community Health and Policy faculty, students and graduates leading the way to optimal health by empowering people and communities through research, service and practice.

Guiding Principles and Values SCHP ACCESS

Academic Excellence
Community Engagement
Experiential learning
Social Justice/Health Equity

Within a framework of the social determinants of health
Health is more than the absence of disease; it includes the contexts in which we live, work, and recreate