Vision & Values

The Healthy UNH Action Committee developed the following vision and values to shape the future work of Healthy UNH:

Vision: UNH will be the healthiest campus community in the country by 2020.


  1. Transforming health care delivery
  2. Creating value for the money we invest in medical care
  3. Ensuring that the care we purchase is the right care at the right time
  4. Following medical care practices that are evidence-based
  5. Improving the health of our entire community, spanning multiple locations and audiences
  6. Sustaining health and health care
  7. Collaborating across our community
  8. Engaging and educating our community
  9. Advancing mental and physical well-being
  10. Promoting work/life balance

The Institute of Medicine defines health as “a positive concept emphasizing social and personal resources as well as physical capabilities. Improving health is a shared responsibility of health care providers, public health officials, and a variety of other actors in the community who can contribute to the well-being of individuals and populations.” Healthy UNH will use this definition of health as it develops measurable criteria to become the healthiest campus community in the country by 2020.