To cultivate a culture of preparedness for individuals, communities, and organizations to enhance their preparedness and response capacity for emergencies in collaboration with state and local health agencies, local emergency managers, and community based organizations.
In August 2005, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) designated Loma Linda University School of Public Health as a Center for Public Health Preparedness (LLU CPHP) in collaboration with the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) nationwide network.
As an academic institution, the primary functions and activities of the CPHP are to provide disaster preparedness/bioterrorism planning and training to community partners; build relationships with governmental organizations, as well as faith-based organizations (FBO) and community-based organizations (CBO); and to aid in training Native American tribes and affiliates in disaster preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery. In addition to addressing all hazards, the center is involved in pandemic influenza preparedness planning and training.
The LLU CPHP collaborates with wide variety of partners to promote planning, preparing, and protecting of our communities for all emergencies through capacity building trainings, presentations, and exercises.