The mission of this program is to prepare competent, compassionate, and culturally-sensitive public health professionals with the ability to provide their knowledge and expertise in enhancing the health of the public and the advancement of the profession. This Program promotes critical thinking and active participation in the learning process and provides service to the community while adhering to ethical standards expected from the public health profession. This program also provides an exceptional, culturally-sensitive educational experience to students with academic potential. A particular emphasis is placed on the provision of educational opportunities to promising and ethnically diverse minority students. The Saint Augustine’s University Center for Allied Health and Health Disparities Institute takes pride in selecting highly qualified and competent faculty who through their teaching, service, and research, are committed to training the future highly qualified, culturally-competent professionals who will play an important part in reducing the existing health disparities and delivering quality health care in the United States and abroad.