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Goals and Values

  • Promote knowledge uptake of health     research into the realms of health care delivery, practice and policy.

  • Advance the Foundation’s mission by     collaborating with people and organizations that have the opportunity and responsibility to improve health

  • Encourage and leverage local and regional partnerships to build a stronger foundation for public health preparedness

  • Promote continuous quality improvement of public health systems

  • Strengthen the science base for public health practice improvement

  • Prepare young leaders in the field of public health

  • Promote collaboration among public health experts in the region

  • We believe that health is a "state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." (World Health Organization, 1978)

  • We honor the diversity of the individuals and communities we serve and value their differing approaches to health and well-being.

  • We believe in partnerships to improve the health of our communities.

  • We believe the society's actions should assist our communities in addressing underlying factors that affect good health.

  • We value effective leadership as a fundamental tool to improve the health of our communities.

  • We believe in being responsible stewards of the public trust and resources.

  • We value a diverse staff and believe our staff should be selected with care, treated with respect, held accountable for their performance and encouraged in their personal growth.

  • We believe in continuously improving the quality of our work.

  • We believe in balancing scientific knowledge and practical experience with the wisdom and beliefs of those we serve to improve the health of our communities.

  • We emphasize prevention, health promotion and early intervention

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