The COF has five strategic goals:
Advance public health and public health leadership through participation in, and collaboration on, initiatives that promote the public health mission of the PHS Commissioned Corps and the overarching importance of public health for the Nation.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Conduct and fund public health education and training programs for PHS commissioned officers and other health professionals.
GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOPMENT
Maintain an effective and informed Board of Trustees and increase the Foundation’s financial resources in order to provide greater support for public health initiatives that are relevant to the mission of the Foundation.
PRESERVATION OF HERITAGE
Support activities and programs that highlight and preserve the historical legacy of the Public Health Service and the PHS Commissioned Corps.
PROJECT AND RESEARCH SUPPORT
Support and conduct projects and research studies that advance and promote public health and public health leadership nationally and globally.
These strategic goal areas form the basis of the COF STRATEGIC PLAN 2013–2018. Virtually all of the Plan’s goals and objectives are considered to be ongoing actions. In coordination with this Plan, the Board of Trustees will maintain a COF Action Plan with key performance indicators and/or measurable outcomes, designed to ensure steady progress toward achieving the goals and objectives contained within the Strategic Plan.