Mission & Goals
The mission of the UW Master of Public Health in Community-Oriented Public Health Practice program is to prepare students to become problem solvers, advocates and leaders in community health.
Combining an active style of learning, rigorous academic preparation, and a commitment to social justice and community engagement, this two-year, full-time program equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to effectively address public health challenges.
Our faculty and students have also made a commitment to work towards becoming an anti-racist educational program.
The COPHP program goals are based on a common set of core MPH competencies for all UW students seeking a master’s in public health. Each case study that our students analyze has learning objectives that contribute to overall learning goals.
After successfully completing the COPHP program, you will be able to:
- Assess community assets and needs
- Find, evaluate and synthesize information from multiple sources
- Facilitate meetings to ensure group objectives are met
- Engage and mobilize communities around public health challenges
- Work productively in teams
- Challenge the causes and effects of poverty and racism in our communities
- Evaluate health programs and policies
- Intervene to improve community health and well-being
- Develop, implement and manage public health programs
- Communicate effectively with communities and professional audiences
- Identify and address social structures and policies that create and perpetuate health disparities