Our Commitment

To build a healthy and just world, OIE commits to:  

  • model mutual respect and compassion for every community member;  
  • cultivate diverse, inclusive learning and equitable working environments; 
  • examine and remediate the practices of marginalization, hate, and othering at Columbia Public Health; 
  • foster understanding of people’s unique and shared needs; 
  • build mutually beneficial partnerships across people and communities; 
  • create learning opportunities of how marginalization, hate, bias, and othering impact public health and the common good;  
  • teach skills to foster dialogue across differences to prepare current and future public health practitioners and researchers to serve locally and globally.