About Los Angeles County Community Disaster Resilience
The LACCDR project was developed through a formative process with a diverse group of community stakeholders to inform the project over a multiyear period.
Who We Are
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) are supporting the LACCDR with project partners from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH), the RAND Corporation, the UCLA Center for Health Services and Society, Loma Linda University, Community Partners, the Emergency Network of Los Angeles (ENLA), and the U.S. Geological Survey.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is leading the project and has convened project partners to collaborate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of project components. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health protects health, prevents disease, and promotes the health and well-being for all persons in Los Angeles County. Our focus is on the population as a whole, and we conduct our activities through a network of public health professionals throughout the community. Public health nurses make home visits to families with communicable diseases; epidemiologists investigate the sources of disease outbreaks; environmental health specialists ensure safe food, water, and housing; and all work with community coalitions to advocate for public policies to protect and improve health.
The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND focuses on the issues that matter most, such as health, education, national security, international affairs, law and business, the environment, and more. With a research staff consisting of some of the world's preeminent minds, RAND has been expanding the boundaries of human knowledge for more than 60 years.
As a nonpartisan organization, RAND is widely respected for operating independent of political and commercial pressures. RAND disseminates its findings and recommendations broadly through the media to help inform public policy debate.
The UCLA Center for Health Services and Society strengthens resiliency and mental health in partnership with communities. The Center conducts research to understand how health services are delivered and to improve health services for persons with psychiatric and neurologic disorders across the lifespan. Our focus ranges from access to care to how parity legislation and consumer education affects access, costs, quality and outcomes of services provided.
The Loma Linda University School of Public Health Center for Public Health Preparedness (LLU CPHP) exists to cultivate a culture of preparedness and resilience for individuals, communities, and organizations. The primary functions and activities of the CPHP are to provide disaster preparedness planning and training to community partners; and build relationships with governmental organizations, faith-based and community-based organizations, and affiliates in disaster preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery. LLU CPHP works with diverse partners to promote collaborative approaches, build local capacity for preparedness and response, and provide guidance and support through the integration of academics and research with practical training, education, and programs.
Community Partners works with social entrepreneurs, grantmakers and civic leaders to imagine possibilities, design solutions and see them through to results. Building on extensive experience working with nonprofits and funders, Community Partners helps foster, launch and sustain powerful initiatives for change. We are a solutions partner; providing expertise in best practices, a deep knowledge base in project development and management, familiarity with the civic landscape, and a commitment to advancing the public good. Across all program areas, Community Partners works toward our organizational vision: A vibrant society in which individuals and institutions use knowledge, resources, and relationships to build equitable, democratic and thriving communities.
Emergency Network Los Angeles, Inc. (ENLA) is a network of Los Angeles County, non-profit, community-based organizations (CBOs) that provide assistance to individuals, families, and organizations following emergencies and disasters. ENLA works in coordination with government agencies and the private sector. ENLA is recognized by the Los Angeles County Operational Area and the City of Los Angeles as the networking agency for community based organizations. ENLA is the Los Angeles County VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters), and is recognized by Southern California VOAD and National VOAD. ENLA is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) organization under the laws of the State of California.
The U.S. Geological Survey is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information.