By kfreeland - November 6, 2014

Sitting in Nichol Hall, home of the Loma Linda University School of Public Health, we are fortunate enough to have a beautiful view of the mountains, palm trees, and the resilient people that make up San Bernardino.


The success of a school of public health should be measured by the quality of its students and the impact it has on its neighboring communities. With all the changes that have occurred within our own school, we no longer accept that a city less than one mile away should be ranked the second poorest in the nation.

This issue of Public Health Magazine we focus on our neighbors: not to point out the differences, but to find common ground. We’ve filled these pages with stories and ideas all centered around one thing: creating a sense of community.

Good neighbors listen and genuinely care about the well being of the humans living around them. Our faith-based roots as a university, our mission as a school of public health, and our proximity to the city of San Bernardino say a lot about who we are as neighbors.

Our view is nice but we want to be better. You want to be better. Let’s be better together.

This one’s for San Bernardino.

Marcus Chapman, Managing Editor Katie Freeland, Associate Editor