University of New Mexico
The mission of the University of New Mexico Public Health Program is to provide leadership in graduate and community-based education to improve the health of diverse populations in New Mexico, the Southwest, the United States/Mexico border region and Latin America and among Native American populations. The program is based on a social justice perspective and works closely with a variety of communities, tribes, and public and private sector partners to build on community strengths. It is important to increase community capacity to respond to public health problems in ways that honor and reflect community culture and values. The program has been accredited through the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) since 1996.