Overview

A collaboration between Loma Linda University Health (LLUH) academic researchers and community stakeholders in all aspects of the study, including initiation, design, and dissemination of findings, with the goal of improving the individual and community wellbeing.

Community Engaged Research (CER) is informed by the values of compassion, respect, integrity, excellence, and justice.

Community Engaged Research Subcommittee

Purpose

To create, promote, and support a culture of community engaged research* at Loma Linda University Health by supporting education and training, building a community of engaged researchers on campus, and providing resources to students, faculty, and community members.

Committee Charge

  • Education: Establish and disseminate shared definitions and understanding of what community engaged research is, including community based participatory research (CBPR).
  • Community: create a community of faculty interested or engaged in research involving the community so that they can collaborate and share best practices and resources.
  • Resources: Provide resources such as conference and publication opportunities, CER tools and trainings that will contribute to faculty development.
  • Clearinghouse: Provide a central clearinghouse where information about CER at LLUH can be found (i.e. research projects, topics, investigators, partners, sites, publications).
    • CER map of LLUH activities
    • CER webpage under ICP

*The term “research” is used broadly to include all types of research and practice that fall under the umbrella of the scholarship of discovery. Examples include: translational research, evaluation research, qualitative and quantitative research among others.

LLUH Community Engaged Research

Name PI/Project Lead Location Community Collaborators
San Bernardino Transformation Project Susanne Montgomery
David Williams
Juan Carlos Belliard
San Bernardino, CA San Bernardino City Unified School District
Utilizing Community Health Workers to Conduct a Community Health Assessment Juan Carlos Belliard Palm Springs, CA (Desert Highland Gateway Community) El Sol Neighborhood Educational Center Desert Healthcare District
A Needs Assessment for Housing Assistance: Examining the Maplewood Homes Community Brian Distelberg San Bernardino, CA (Maplewood Community) Housing Authority County of San Bernardino

San Bernardino County DBH

San Bernardino City Unified School District

San Bernardino County Schools

San Bernardino Transitional Assistance Department

KEYS (Knowledge, Education for Your Success)

Veteran Affairs (SSVF)

San Bernardino County Medi-Cal Outreach, Retention and Enrollment (SBC-MORE) Program Edward McField
Elizabeth Grenier
San Bernardino, CA Arrowhead Regional Medical Center

Department of Behavioral Health

Probation Department

Department of Public Health

Sheriff's Department

Transitional Assistance Department

African American Health Coalition (AAHC)

United Way 211

El Sol Neighborhood Partnership

Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement (COPE)

At Risk Youth Needs Assessment Juan Carlos Belliard Palm Springs, CA (Desert Highland Gateway Community) Desert Healthcare District

Desert Highland Gateway Community Health and Wellness Committee

Longitudinal evaluation of local FSS pilot programs for housing assistance Brian Distelberg San Bernardino, CA Housing Authority County of San Bernardino

San Bernardino County DBH

San Bernardino City Unified School District

San Bernardino County Schools

San Bernardino Transitional Assistance Department

KEYS (Knowledge, Education for Your Success)

An evaluation of the “No Child Left Unsheltered” housing program Brian Distelberg San Bernardino, CA Housing Authority County of San Bernardino

San Bernardino County DBH

San Bernardino City Unified School District

San Bernardino County Schools

San Bernardino Transitional Assistance Department

KEYS (Knowledge, Education for Your Success)

The Relationship of Spoken to Written Language in English Language Learners Darin Woolpert San Bernardino, CA SBCUSD (Ramona Alessandro Elementary School)
Health Academy Assessment Juan Carlos Belliard San Bernardino, CA SBCUSD (Indian Springs High School)
Operation Fit (SAHP) Marti Baum Loma Linda, CA  

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