Our Mission and Vision
The Colorado School of Public Health will become a national leader at the intersection of behavioral health (mental health and substance use) and public health by developing cutting-edge research, informing practice and policy, and strengthening the public health workforce and the communities they serve.
We have developed a four-pronged strategy to advance our ambitious vision for tomorrow. By taking a comprehensive approach to addressing the complex mental health challenges facing our country today, and by drawing upon top talent, innovative research, and a constellation of resources across our three university campuses, we are uniquely poised to help usher in a new era of integrated population health.
Unique educational programs
We will build on the impressive volume of mental and behavioral health research underway here today, including community-based participatory research initiatives, clinical and community trials, policy work and health services research.
We are ideally positioned to fulfill a great and nationally unmet need by creating the first graduate-level educational programs at the intersection of behavioral health and public health in the Rocky Mountain region.
We strive to become a trusted authority in this ever-evolving field by expanding our capacity to train the current and future workforce. We aim to ensure that professionals in public and behavioral health are informed and competent in the nuances of both fields.
We take a lifespan approach to mental health promotion and have partnerships with perinatal providers, early childhood centers, K-12 education, medical practices, corporations, community centers and first responders. We will continue to work closely with communities to ensure the research and methods we pioneer will improve health in Colorado and beyond.