The Institute for Public Health

Established in 1992, the Institute for Public Health (IPH) serves as a bridge between the public health academic community and public health practice. It supports the development of mutually beneficial partnerships between the San Diego State University (SDSU) School of Public Health (SPH), local public health agencies, and private organizations. Our academic-practice partnerships are regional, California statewide and along the international border. These partnerships are intended to expand the base of knowledge for all individuals working in public health, and are facilitated through student field placements, internships, scholarships, collaborative faculty-practitioner research, program evaluation, technical assistance, continuing education, professional development, agency capacity building, and dissemination of health data and information.

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the public's health by promoting best practices through quality evaluation, training, technology, practice-based research and effective partnerships that bridge academic and community knowledge.

Our Vision

We envision a world that values a safer, healthier life for all people. We envision academic/community collaboratives that use evidence-based practices to design and implement solutions for all aspects of public health. We envision agencies that utilize research and evaluation findings to provide the highest quality services possible.

Our Values

  • We value diversity and equality.
  • We value the health of the community.
  • We value collaboration and teamwork.
  • We value independence and creativity.
  • We value a supportive work environment that recognizes the contributions and gifts of each individual.

Last Updated: 7/26/2018