To cultivate a culture of resilience whereby communities enhance their readiness and capacity to respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters; building the resilience of individuals, neighborhoods, faith and community-based organizations, businesses, and local, state, tribal, federal and international governments and agencies.
In August 2005, Loma Linda University School of Public Health opened the doors of the Loma Linda University Center for Public Health Preparedness (LLU CPHP). The Center was founded through funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who designated the LLU SPH as one of the 27 Centers for Public Health Preparedness in collaboration with the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) nationwide network.
As an academic center, the primary functions and activities of LLU CPHP are to support building resilient communities through collaboration with wide variety of partners to promote disaster preparedness and resilience. This is achieved through the development and implementation of targeted education, training, exercises and drills to support emergency public health readiness and enhanced response capacity. Our specialized service audiences include individuals, neighborhoods, faith and community-based organizations, businesses, and local, state, tribal, federal and international governments and agencies.