The City University of New York School of Public Health carries out teaching, research and service to create and sustain a healthier New York City and to promote equitable, efficient, evidence-based solutions to pressing health problems facing urban populations around the world. 

The school uses the resources of the nation’s largest and most diverse urban university and of New York City, a global city that faces many of the world’s most serious health problems yet also serves as a cradle of public health innovation. The school seeks to create new models of public health education, research and practice. To engage in innovative, interdisciplinary, multi-level work in diverse communities in New York City and elsewhere, the school brings together students and faculty from throughout CUNY’s academic and professional programs with practitioners, researchers, activists, community residents and policymakers from many sectors.  Informed by the values of public health, social justice and democracy, the school seeks to become a platform for collaboration to:

  • Examine the causes of and solutions to pressing health problems,
  • Engage the public in an ongoing dialogue on public health policy, and
  • Develop a workforce with the capacity to plan and implement health-promoting programs and policies.


To realize its mission, the school works with communities, nonprofit and private organizations and government at all levels to build capacities and create the conditions necessary for people to lead healthier lives. The goal of these activities is to improve the health of communities in New York City and elsewhere. 

During its first decade, the school will focus its teaching, research and service to contribute to realizing four broad interrelated goals that reflect major health challenges in the current era:

  • Create healthier cities
  • Promote healthy aging through the lifespan
  • Prevent chronic diseases and improve their management
  • Promote health equity
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