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About SPPH

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Health Focused, Student Centered

We put students at the center of our work and provide outstanding experiential learning opportunities. Explore our news page to see SPPH students, faculty and alumni in action.


The mission of the School of Public and Population Health at Boise State University is to strengthen and improve the health of all Idahoans and the communities where they live, work and play through excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.


Creating the pathways and conditions necessary for every Idahoan to achieve health, happiness and prosperity.


We will pursue our mission, goals, and objectives as guided by the following values:

Dignity and Respect

We believe effective public health action begins with valuing every community member, treating everyone with respect, and developing solutions that consider and preserve the dignity of those we serve.


We believe sustained engagement is central to effectively promoting the public’s health and to the professional preparation of future public health and clinical providers engaging challenging problems and engaging with anyone we serve in an open, authentic, and collaborative manner.


We believe all Idahoans deserve to start life with a strong foundation of health and to have access to viable pathways to living, working and playing in communities, families, and workplaces that support their health and wellbeing throughout the lifespan.


We believe that solving complex challenges demands an openness to new ideas, partners, and perspectives. Unique, collaborative partnerships fuel innovation throughout our teaching, research, and service.