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Loma Linda Partners with San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

The San Bernardino County Sheriffs Department and the Loma Linda University School of Public Health have partnered to provide homeless services throughout the Inland Empire. Dr. Daniel Handysides, assistant dean for public health practice, works with homeless youth in the Inland Empire and helped establish the partnership.

Dr. Daniel Handysides


[Photo: Dr. Daniel Handysides]

“The work of the San Bernardino County Sheriffs Department, partnered with Loma Linda University School of Public Health, is one massive step forward in helping to reduce homelessness within our County,” said Dr. Handysides.

The partnership provides more opportunities for public health students to learn more about the state of public health associated with the homeless population in San Bernardino County.

“Earlier detection, intervention, and treatment can improve the opportunity to diminish the risk of disease, not only to this high risk group, but to the community as a whole,” said Mr. John McMahon, sheriff, San Bernardino County, he added, “LLUSPH will be at the forefront of data collection in order to reach out to the homeless.”

LLUSPH is now part of the San Bernardino County Homeless Partnership (SBCHP), which was formed to provide a more focused approach to issues of homelessness within the County. The Partnership consists of community and faith-based organizations, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, private industry, and federal, state, and local governments.

On March 23, 2015 Loma Linda University School of Public Health (LLUSPH) will host the Proven Practices Conference. A conference sponsored by the SBCHP, which includes LLUSPH and the San Bernardino County Sheriffs Department. The conference provides a setting that encourages networking and brings collaboration to the forefront in the San Bernardino County.