Drexel University School of Public Health
Strategic Plan 2011 - 2016
This five-year, School of Public Health Strategic Plan is the culmination of over one year of work involving a broad range of stakeholders providing input and guidance through a variety of avenues. The plan was designed in the context of exciting change in the landscape of public health both in the region and in the world; a time of changing leadership at Drexel University with a new University-wide strategic planning process underway; and a time of continued growth in our School’s public health science and public health practice, blending the best of rigorous, cutting edge research with authentic community partnerships.
In addition to growing current degree programs, the plan contains a focus on expansion of undergraduate public health education; establishment and growth of global public health opportunities; continued growth of the School’s research infrastructure and resulting portfolio and further infusion of technology in all we do.
Our work and growth is always within the context of civic engagement, brought to life all the more by Drexel University’s growth in this area under President John A. Fry.
The nexus of science and practice, of research and real partnerships, defines us.
Public Health, Live It.
Educate and train new leaders, scholars and researchers to address current and emerging public health issues facing our world today.
Create a leading edge environment that generates knowledge, innovation and collaboration in public health research and scholarship.
Promote public health values, policies and advocacy through civic engagement, community practice and service, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Promote public health as a fundamental human right.
Embrace technologies that allow students, faculty and researchers to work, communicate, and interact more effectively and efficiently.
Invest in people, resources and infrastructure to advance the School’s mission and ensure successful completion of the strategic plan.