Our mission is to enhance public health capacity through partnership, student engagement, workforce development, and technical assistance. 


Pictures depicting PHAST members with the names of the three values

We value connection. We approach relationships with openness, humility, and a focus on mutual respect, mindful listening, and empowerment. 

We value collaboration. We commit to working in partnership toward collective goals, learning and growing together.

We value integrity. We uphold commitments and maintain accountability to ourselves, our partners and our community.

USVI Group Photo

The Public Health Action Support Team (PHAST) deployment to the U.S. Virgin Islands, March 2020

PHAST partnered with the CDC and U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health to conduct a CASPER (Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response) in the areas affected by Hurricane Maria in 2017.