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News, Research, Whole Communities, Whole Individuals

SPH Conducts Study on Long-Lived Black Adults

The Center for Health Research in the School of Public Health at Loma Linda University concluded in a recent study that avoiding obesity promotes gains in life expectancy through at least the eighth decade of life in Black adults. Faculty from the school of public health in the departments of epidemiology and biostatistics, global health, health promotion and education, nutrition and the Center for Health research at Loma Linda University collaborated on the research.

News, Whole Communities, Whole Systems

SPH Receives Grant to Host Western Regional NACCHO Survive and Thrive

Dr Manjit “Mike” Randhawa, assistant professor of environmental and occupational health at Loma Linda University School of Public Health, was awarded a grant for the Loma Linda University Center for Health Promotion, through the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) to facilitate the Survive and Thrive program in the western region of the United States. The program, lasting 1 year, divides the U.S. into four regions; Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and Western region.  Loma Linda University Center for Health Promotion  will host all fellows west of Mississippi.

Preventive Care, Whole Communities, Whole Individuals

Preventative Care Clinic

On Tuesday, July 30 I zipped down the hill from Nichol Hall on my scooter down to the Drayson Center for the school of Public Health’s Preventative Care Clinic.  The free event ran from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm and for 4 hours, Dr.

Peace Corps, Whole Communities, Whole Individuals

Combining Health Studies and the Peace Corps

By Ellen Alderton Some people realize early that they are called to service. Mayra Barcenas immigrated to the United States from rural Mexico as a child with her family. As a young person, she quickly came to some hard realizations: “Although we were living the American Dream, my family and friends were burdened by illnesses that heavily fell on poor and immigrant populations.” Truthfully, the outlook for many Latino families coming to this country can be bleak.