The Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine
School Mission & Goals
The Braun School’s mission is to strive toward improving the physical, mental and social welfare of the global community, with a commitment towards excellence in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary public health research, training and practice.
Since 1961, the Braun School has been dedicated to advancing public health knowledge in Israel and worldwide, and inspire personal, professional and political commitment toward 'Tikun Olam' (literally, 'world repair' – a Jewish adage that has come to connote social action and the pursuit of social justice, equity and health), or in the words of Krieger & Birn (AJPH, 1998) making the world "a better place, free of misery, inequity, and preventable suffering, a world in which we all can live, work, play, ail, and die with dignity intact and our humanity cherished".
We achieve this through:
Ø Cultivating and sustaining an integrated multidisciplinary environment that facilitates excellence in research, teaching and creative academic activity from the molecular to the population level
Ø Offering curricula that promote integrated multidisciplinary approaches to public health and prepare the next generation of researchers, teachers, and practitioners to effectively meet the public health challenges of today and the future
Ø Promoting and fostering novel multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research projects among Braun School researchers and in collaboration with scientists, clinicians, and public health specialists from Hebrew University, the Hadassah Medical Organization, and other leading research institutions in Israel and abroad
We prepare our students to assume leadership positions in academia, government agencies, healthcare facilities, community-based organizations and industry, in the areas of public health service provision, policy setting, research and training.
To this end, the Learning Goals of our Master-level programs are:
· Gain knowledge and expertise in public health, community medicine and related disciplines
· Acquire basic measurement tools (epidemiologic, statistical, behavioral and financial) necessary for identifying and appraising public health challenges and formulating relevant responses
· Attain administrative skills and a deeper understanding of management of healthcare facilities and systems
· Develop skills for planning, administering and assessing community-level and national health services, quality control of medical services, and analyzing community health data toward development of community-based programs.