The Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH) Hyderabad commenced its activities on July 1, 2008, with a mission to deliver public health education, pursue research and advocacy and support policy development. It lays strong emphasis on pursuing public health policy, practice, training and research, positioning its programmes according to the public health priorities of the state and the nation. The institute has brought together a highly qualified and diverse faculty, of nationally and internationally trained and extremely motivated public health academics and practitioners. It aims to create an environment that supports excellence in instruction, research and practice. IIPH Hyderabad's aim is to train public health professionals through long- and short-term courses each year. Presently, the flagship courses of IIPH Hyderabad are the Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health Management and the Post Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics and Data Management. Short-term courses include training in research methods, statistics, disease surveillance, and change management. In addition, the institute collaborates with various academic, research, and administrative organizations to conduct workshops and conferences, and to undertake public health research and evaluation.