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Strategic Planning at FSPH

The Fielding School of Public Health is excited to be engaging in a school wide strategic planning process to guide the School's direction in the coming years. As part of this effort, we will solicit input from our faculty, students, staff, alumni, public health leaders in the community, employers of our graduates and other key stakeholders. This website outlines the process in more detail and lists upcoming events. It's also where we will post reports and results from the process.

*UPDATE [December 2015]* We invite all members of the Fielding community to view a summary of our Strategic Plan! This outlines our strategic priorities and guides our implementation of the plan. The plan is meant to be a living document and we welcome input and feedback from all members of our community. The summary can be viewed by clicking on the attachment "Fielding School of Public Health Strategic Plan" below.


October 14, 2014

Dear Colleagues,

Over the course of the past year I have heard from many of you about your interest in engaging in a school wide strategic planning process. The enormous opportunities and challenges that public and population health present in 2014 in the United States and globally make it an exceptionally important time for strategic planning. Moreover, graduate university education is likely to be transformed far more in the coming decade than it has in many years. Together these make it an invaluable time for all of us to have the opportunity to not only dream together of where we would like the school to go, but also to make practical plans for how we can achieve those dreams together as a community.

It is in this spirit that I am delighted to embark together on the strategic planning process. This process will involve every aspect of our community: students, faculty, staff, alumni, community and university partners, public health leaders and employers of our graduates. To ensure that we are able to include as wide a range of perspectives and input as possible, receiving individual input, input from groups, retreats and surveys – and at the same time make it feasible for all of you with what we know are busy schedules, we are delighted to have the help of AMC Strategies. They ably assisted the UCLA Geffen School of Medicine in their strategic plan, the Bren School of the Environment at UCSB, and many others. They include both UCLA and FSPH alums and know the university well. The strategic planning process will launch later this month; we will be providing more details in the weeks to come about the process and how you can get involved.

Looking forward to launching this important process together and learning all of your ideas,

Jody Heymann Signature

Dean Jody Heymann