The Milken Institute SPH shares with the rest of the university a set of core values that can be applied very specifically to the mission of our school. Our values are:
LEARNING – Commitment to creating learning environments that bring out the best in educators, actively engage students and evolve to incorporate innovative approaches to teaching and lifelong learning.
COMMUNICATION – Open and effective communication of scientific evidence as the basis for public health policymaking and excellence in education.
COMMUNITY – Dedication to translate public health evidence to policy, to evaluate public health policies and to develop the public health workforce.
DIVERSITY – Inclusiveness and a desire to create an environment that welcomes students, faculty and staff regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, social class or religion, and incorporates a diverse array of perspectives and experiences.
EXCELLENCE – Promise to maintain the highest standards in research, teaching and public health practice.
RESPECT – Respect for the rights of individuals and communities; adherence to the highest ethical principles in working with individuals, communities and colleagues; and regard for the treatment of others with courtesy and dignity.
SERVICE – Promotion of public health and access to high-quality health care services for all people, globally.
SUSTAINABILITY – Engagement in sustainable practices that support the health of individuals while enhancing current and future resources for our campus, our community and our world.
TEAMWORK – Formation of partnerships based on common goals and shared responsibility that provide mutual benefit as a basis for achieving excellent results in research, public health policy, education, practice and service.