Mission and Core Values



The mission of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is to protect, promote, and advance the health and safety of our Nation. As America's uniformed service of public health professionals, the Commissioned Corps achieves its mission through:

  • Rapid and effective response to public health needsDental Officer
  • Leadership and excellence in public health practices
  • Advancement of public health science

The core values of the Commissioned Corps are:

Leadership

Provides vision and purpose in public health through inspiration, dedication, and loyalty.

Service

Demonstrates a commitment to public health through compassionate actions and stewardship of time, resources, and talents.

Integrity

Exemplifies uncompromising ethical conduct and maintains the highest standards of responsibility and accountability.

Excellence

Exhibits superior performance and continues improvement in knowledge and expertise.

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