The School of Community and Global Health at Claremont Graduate University is uniquely situated at the edge of the Inland Empire, a region of communities in transition. Assessing and addressing the unique health challenges of these communities in transition serves as a major theme guiding our academic programs. As such, the MPH program embraces the following core values:
Transdisciplinarity: Faculty work collaboratively and across traditional disciplines on a common set of questions and issues, while drawing on their own individual disciplinary training.
Diversity: Many of the research and outreach activities of program focus on diversity, poverty, and the challenges of understanding and tolerance. Understanding the contributions of culture to health behaviors is paramount.
Collaboration: Developing partnerships between the program and community agencies dedicated to strengthening the relationship between theory and practice, thereby contributing to community health goals locally and abroad.
Relevance and Participation: "Starting where the people are" with felt needs and concerns, and working with both individual and community needs and assets. This translates into involving the communities in the identification of pressing health issues, available resources, and capacity for change. Making provisions to sustain change in the community is equally important.
Integrity: The importance of integrity, and responsibility and ethical conduct in all academic activities, striving to offer and model honesty, dependability, trust, and leadership.