In 2000, voter-initiated Act 1 of 2000 Tobacco Settlement Proceeds Act was approved, making Arkansas the only state to mandate that all funds from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement be used solely for health-related programs. That act created the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health. The college is dedicated to a community-based orientation in education, research, and service because public health, at its core, is about social justice – what is best for all people, not just a few. The college offers master’s degrees in public health, health administration, and healthcare data analytics, and both academic and professional doctoral degrees. A student-centric focus, strong partnership with the statewide department of health, and a broad network of collaborators provides unique education, practice, and research opportunities to faculty and students. Graduates of the college are successfully employed in leadership positions in public health agencies, private companies, and community-based organizations.