Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health (CEOMPH) program is to prepare current and future professionals through accredited education, research, and service to improve the health of communities in eastern Ohio and beyond. The mission is accomplished through collaboration among its partner universities and agencies. (Approved 11/25/2014)


  • Improving the quality of life and health of the entire community.
  • Engaging in collaborative behavior that models as well as educates.
  • Achieving student excellence through applying evidence-based and/or best practices.
  • Fostering leadership, accountability, and ethical behavior.
  • Protecting the environment through education and being a role model.
  • Advancing inclusiveness.
  • Committing to lifelong learning. (Approved 11/25/2014)


Globally-oriented leaders, educators, and practitioners engaged in their community and responsive to the public health needs at the regional, national, and international levels. (Approved 11/25/2014)

Diversity Statement

Perspectives, backgrounds, and cultures contribute to the diversity of the CEOMPH community. The program recognizes the rich dimensions each individual contributes to the education, research, and service mission. CEOMPH promotes the value of differences and inclusion through interactions among its students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders. Finally, the program energizes the supports all who seek to promote the importance of health and quality of life as human rights. (Approved 11/25/2014)

Program Goals

  • Goal: Administration--To enhance the CEOMPH's overall capacity by providing programming that facilitates student, faculty, and staff success, incorporating community considerations.
  • Goal: Education--To educate public health students and professionals to improve health and well-being in their communities and succeed in their careers.
  • Goal: Research--To advance interdisciplinary research on environmental, social, and individual determinants of health.
  • Goal: Service--To promote effective public health practice through collaboration with communities and service activities. (Approved 11/25/2014)

Program Competencies

Core Competencies
  • Use basic techniques and statistical software to access, evaluate, and interpret health data.
  • Apply analytic reasoning and methods.
  • Interpret scientific and statistical results, including the strengths and limitations of scientific articles.
  • Explain characteristics, strengths, and limitations of epidemiological study design types.
  • Apply behavioral health theories/models in developing community health promotion and intervention programs, and applications for research funding.
  • Apply principles of strategic planning to public health, including continuous quality improvement, leadership, teamwork, systems thinking, and social marketing.
  • Assess associations found between environmental hazards and health outcomes to influence environmental policies designed to protect populations.
  • Apply principles of program planning, development, implementation, management, and evaluation in organizational and community initiatives.
  • Use collaborative strategies in the design of policies, interventions, and programs.
  • Community public health information to lay and professional audiences, using appropriate channels and technologies and with linguistic and cultural proficiency.
  • Demonstrate ability to use credible evidence and rationale to guide well-reasoned decisions, proposals, and attitudes.
  • Use individual, team, and organizational learning opportunities for personal and professional development. (Approved 11/25/2014)
Generalist Track Competencies
  • Prepare proposals for funding from external sources.
  • Demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and execute a research protocol.
  • Consider the role of cultural and social factors in the planning and delivery of public health services and interventions.
  • Demonstrate the critical evaluation of ethical values, theories, and principles that guide public health inquiry and decision-making.
  • Analyze the public health information infrastructure used to collect, process, maintain, and disseminate data in order to allow for decision-making at an administrative level.
  • Apply theory and strategy-based communication principles adapted to different contexts.
  • Explain how biological, chemical, and physical agents affect human health. (Approved 11/25/2014)