A Seventh-day Adventist Organization

Emerging Initiatives

Physical Genesis

CCR researchers, collaboration with La Sierra University, are leading a study investigating the association between physical activity and scholastic performance among Students in grades 5 through 11 in NAD Adventist schools.  CCR researchers have added a health survey to investigate health behaviors of children and adolescents and their relationship to health in the context of their school and home environment.

The e3p3 Initiative

CCR is currently establishing a partnership with an emerging regional initiative known as e3p3, which is way for Cities to collaborate with schools, businesses, and community based organizations in Public Private Partnerships (p3).  Environmental Sustainability and Resilience (e1), economic prosperity (e2), and equity (e3) are the three strategic axes of action.  A southern California organization, M.H.M. & Associates, is partnering with USC's Center for Economic Development, LLUSPH’s CCR, TCU Community Partnership, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), and several non-profit foundations that support this effort.


GeoCOMPASS Initiative

Collaborative with researchers from the Loma Linda VA Hospital aimed at developing a new analytical strategy called GEOspatial COMmunity and Patient ASsessment Strategy (GeoCOMPASS) to predict adherence to cancer screening and other medical tests.  A joint grant proposal has been recently submitted to the DoD.

Public Health-Primary Care Integration

CCR in collaboration with the LLUH’s Chief Integration Officer is developing an initiative to achieve a closer integration between public health and primary health care enterprise-wide.  The initiative includes both educational and clinical components. 

LLU Wholeness Institute Collaboration

CCR is developing several research-support and practice collaborations with the newly established Wholeness Institute.

Project 21

This is an LLU-sponsored project anchored at the AHI hospital in Chad. GHI-sponsored interns are collecting data on community conditions and needs.  CCR has adopted Project 21 as its first international community-oriented project with the goal of providing the scholarly underpinning that can lead to publications and external funding.