About the School of Community Health and Policy
The Morgan State University Public Health Program was launched in 1999 to produce a new generation of public health professionals. In 2004, the Program received the maximum five-year (5) accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). In 2005, Dr. Earl Richardson, President of Morgan State University, approved the plan to create the School of Community Health and Policy composed of the Public Health Program, the recently established Nursing Program, and the undergraduate Nutritional Sciences Program.
Our goal is to produce cutting-edge professionals who are prepared to take advantage of the range of opportunities in the field of health promotion and disease prevention, and are ready to make a difference in the 21st Century. As the first doctorate-granting, urban practice-based public health program at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU), we provide students with the opportunity to learn community-based participatory research methods and critical analytic skills, applied to practice in urban and underserved settings. We focus on teaching students to address racial and ethnic health disparities.
To develop a corps of health professionals committed to transforming urban communities by promoting health and reducing health inequities.Vision
To be an integral part of the community, working to achieve optimal health. SCHP seeks to influence policy to allocate resources more towards prevention versus treatment throughout the health system.