We are visioning the next era of the Brown School.

In 2007, the Brown School launched Impact 2020, a strategic plan to achieve the “next big leap” for the Brown School. Since that time, in accordance with six select initiatives, the School has developed a master’s and PhD program in public health; launched a dual degree in social policy and the Clark-Fox Policy Institute; increased student scholarships and completed Hillman Hall;  cultivated new transdisciplinary collaborations, including social entrepreneurship; and fostered community partnerships in our city and region.

Now, it’s time to develop the next blueprint to help the Brown School advance social work, public health and social policy education and impact.

This website will be a portal to learn more about the School’s current strategic planning process, view the latest findings from our discovery, and weigh in with your own thoughts about how the Brown School can further its mission and vision in the coming years.

Most recent updates

We recently completed Phase III, the sense-making phase. We invite you to learn more about the key themes and concept papers that were produced.

We are well into Phase IV, which focuses on defining the School’s vision. A Vision Conference was held in mid-September, and now the Core Planning Team is working on a single draft vision that will inform the strategic plan.

In Phase V, the goals and implementation phase, we will identify concrete goals and action plans. We will share the results of these efforts with you in the upcoming months.