Mission, Vision, and Values


The mission of the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health is to improve the health and promote the well-being of individuals, families, and communities in Arkansas through education, research, and service.


The vision of the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health is Optimal Health for All.


Public health, at its core, is about social justice – what is best for all of us, not just a few.

Matters of Health

Health is defined broadly to include all that allows individuals, families and communities to be healthy.

Core Values

Focus of Public Health: Public health adheres to a strong prevention and health protection orientation.

Fostering a Progressive Attitude: Faculty, staff and students are adaptable, creative and open to innovative approaches in teaching, research and the practice of public health. 

Promoting High Ethical Standards: Faculty, staff and students value personal and professional integrity with a commitment to high ethical standards.

Fostering Excellence in Teaching, Research and the Practice of Public Health:  Our College emphasizes scholarship sustained by a learning environment that encourages interaction, mentoring and lifelong learning.

Establishing and Maintaining a Collegial Atmosphere: Faculty, staff and students are compassionate, supportive and devoted to furthering the goals and Mission of the College.

Collaboration:  The College emphasizes the need to work with other health-related organizations whenever possible.

Nurturing Our Students: The College provides a collegial and stimulating environment for didactic and practical learning experiences that foster individual and professional development.