Values, Vision & Goals

Values

Plymouth State University is committed to serving as a regional asset and resource; providing expertise, education, community-based participatory and translational research along with collaborative outreach programs to rural residents. Translational research applies theory to practice, exploring the determinants of health in real-world settings, further advancing the field of public health.

Healthy communities support economic growth and development, reduce the social and economic burdens of disease and enhance quality of life for all ages. Implementing policy and environmental change strategies in partnership with communities will provide sustainable health promoting behaviors such as healthy eating and active living.

Vision

Through education, research and advocacy, the Center for Active Living & Healthy Communities will engage in collaborative research and community outreach.

Programs of undergraduate and graduate study will yield future health and physical activity practitioners and researchers, provide a trained workforce to support active living and community health and expand the research scope of the Center.

Grant-supported research activities will provide evidence-based strategies and support for policy and environmental changes that stimulate individual and community change towards health promoting behaviors, active living and successful aging.

Established and developing partnerships with regional agencies and groups will serve to sustain research and advocacy efforts toward all forms of health-promoting behaviors, policies and environments.

Goals for 2014-15 Academic Year

Goals for 2014-15

 

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