Healthy People in Healthy Communities 2017
On March 2-3, 2017, the 44th Annual Healthy People in Healthy Communities Conference will host the First International Symposium on Blue Zones Area Science. In the midst of celebrating the School of Public Health’s 50th anniversary, the 2017 Conference as an opportunity to honor our past and embrace the future of public health. For the first time, research teams from the five demographically and epidemiologically confirmed blue zone regions will converge under the same roof to share their findings, and draw present day application for modern communities. With this Symposium we want to underline the university’s legacy of promoting health, longevity and wholeness, while creating a platform for exploring the role of blue zone areas as a paradigm for public health practice. We’ll strive to better understand the drivers of health and vitality for effective, multi-disciplinary public health action aimed at improving conditions that make us healthy.
Other prominent and internationally renowned leaders are also on the docket to join the discussion. These include Dan Buettner, founder of the Blue Zones ™ Project and National Geographic Fellow, and Este Geraghty, Chief Medical Officer at Esri. Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, United States Surgeon General VADM has also been invited!
Office of Public Health Practice
The Loma Linda University Office of Public Health Practice and Workforce Development (LLU-OPHP) strives to enhance the capacity of the emerging and existing public health workforce to meaningfully engage in the public health practice issues of our time.
We promote community-engaged scholarship (CES) as our primary method to address and solve our partner’s service delivery and public health challenges. To this end, we collaborate with professional and lay communities throughout the Western United States and Pacific Rim by providing technical assistance to state, local and tribal governments in numerous practice areas, including:
- Public Health Preparedness
- Environmental Health Services Capacity Building
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technical Support
- Program Evaluation
- Service Delivery Needs Assessments
- Training and Educational Workshops
The Educational Theatre offers interactive and inspiring performances for children and adults. Each piece encourages healthy eating, physical activity, positive mindset and spiritual well-being. Our interactive, educational performances create friendly environments where children, families and communities can learn, ask hard questions, and share their struggles with each other.
Drayson Center Office of Preventive Care
The Drayson Center Office of Preventive Care can help improve your lifestyle in order to lower your risk for chronic health problems such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, hypertension and other illnesses. The assessment taken and the information provided from the sessions can be utilized to maintain a high quality of life without significant health complications. Progress on adequate nutrition and body composition can be determined through subsequent sessions based on client’s personal wellness profile.