Loma Linda University
The mission of the Department of Global Health of Loma Linda University’s School of Public is founded on Christian values of love for and service to humanity and stewardship of the earth¹s resources. The department aims to educate individuals who will be ethically compassionate and culturally competent professionals engaging communities, especially the poor, disadvantaged, and underserved to help them achieve an optimal level of health and development.
Integrated Community Development is a capstone course in the curriculum designed to prepare public health specialists who are capable of addressing the complexities of global health and development. The course has been given annually in Peru since 2006. Beginning in 2007 The Department of Global Health and the Chijnaya Foundation have partnered in offering Loma Linda students the opportunity to live with families in Chijnaya and other small Andean communities, to collaborate in hands-on projects, and to learn first hand about the complexities of health, educational, and economic development issues. Click here for more on what Loma Linda teams have achieved in recent visits.
For more information on the Department of Global Health at Loma Linda University’s School of Public Health, consult the department web site. To learn more about the School of Public Health, go to the website for the school.
Loma Linda Video:
Global Health For A LifeTime
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