Community Health Development Initiatives
Loma Linda University Health – Institute for Community Partnerships in 2016, initiated a unique funding opportunity for non-profit community based organizations (CBOs) that would provide them with monetary support and expert consultation for program design and evaluation. The purpose of the annual funding opportunity is to sponsor and oversee programs or activities through direct community engagement that promote health and healing in response to identified community needs.

Licensed public or private nonprofit community based organization in San Bernardino or Riverside counties of the State of California were eligible to apply. The LLUH Community Benefit office will sponsor Program Design and Program Evaluation support for the funded projects.

Objectives of CHD Initiatives

  • Creating a support system for sustaining innovative pilot programs and/or help sustain ongoing programs
  • Empower and support local non-profit community programs within our community in diverse community benefit focus areas
  • Discuss and outline the use and training of CBOs on the process and value of program design and evaluation; provide LLUH support to ensure measurable outcomes and help measure suitability to secure future funding

Community Health Development Initiatives 2018

  • Opening Date: Accepting applications starting March 26, 2018
  • Grant Term: July 2018 – June 2019
  • Deadline for Submission: 5:00 PM PST; May 25, 2018

The Community Health Development Initiatives 2017 recipients and projects are:

  • Bing Wong Elementary School:  new iCARE Career Exploration Lab where students in primary grades will explore a variety of healthcare careers.
  • Restaurando Vidas: “Anxiety in school age children,” a program offering counseling, support groups and workshops to parents of children who are experiencing anxiety about immigration issues.
  • Voice in the Desert Community Agency: “The Strong Me Program,” providing mental health and community services related to parenting, co-parenting, substance abuse and mental health.
  • Path of Life Ministries: “Mobile connections — Peer support for the Homeless project,” providing a portal for the homeless to receive responsive behavioral health care in support of their obtaining and maintaining stable housing —creating communities of wellness in the Inland Empire.
  • Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO): Supporting the organization’s work in San Bernardino to provide employment services to 170 residents from regional correctional institutes who are under parole or on probation in fiscal 2018

Contact: 
Chintan Somaiya
Community Benefit/Community Health Development
Institute for Community Partnerships

Loma Linda University
11175 Mountain View Avenue, Suite M

Loma Linda, California 92354
Tel: 909-558-7754

Email: csomaiya@llu.edu