The Institute of Public and Preventive Health (IPPH) works to improve health, reduce
health disparities, and prevent injuries and illnesses in Georgia through research,
service, leadership, and training.
THE INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC AND PREVENTIVE HEALTH ACKNOWLEDGE THAT MANY OF THE PUBLIC
HEALTH PROBLEMS THAT OUR FACULTY AND STAFF ARE DEVOTED TO ADDRESSING (CORRECTIONAL
HEALTH, HEALTH DISPARITIES, CHRONIC DISEASE, INFECTIOUS DISEASE, SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS)
ARE EXACERBATED BY THE SYSTEMIC AND INSTITUTIONALIZED RACISM THAT PERVADES OUR NATION.
AS AN INSTITUTE WE ARE COMMITTED TO DOING OUR PART TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE THROUGH OUR
TEACHING, OUR RESEARCH, OUR SERVICE TO OTHERS, OUR HIRING PRACTICES, AND THROUGH THE
WAY THAT WE INTERACT WITH EVERYONE WE ENCOUNTER. FOR MORE INFORAMTION ON RACISM AS
A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE, PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING LINKS.