Fostering visionary, spirited and thoughtful leadership toward sustainable, healthy communities.
The Lewis-San Antonio Healthy Communities Institute (HCI) was established to identify opportunities, solutions and partners in order to positively impact the social and physical health of our region. HCI works to bridge Healthcare and community health by bringing the hospital to the community as a partner in improving the health and wellness of our communities.
HCI is partnering with the CSUSM Temecula Campus to develop a Healthy Communities Leadership Academy (HCLA) to provide leaders with best practices and to support decision making around policies that impact community health. Curricula is currently being developed to support the Academy through a steering committee of universities, healthy community advocates and leaders from the Inland Empire, cities, counties, COGS, health care, lead agencies, and prominent healthy community nonprofit organizations. The proposed curriculum includes community health, land use planning, economic development, environment and other related topics. The Academy will bring Healthy Communities, subject matter together into one offering and provide a university-based, non-credit leadership certificate opportunity to leaders from every sector, including local government, business, education, non-profit, faith-based and community leadership.
HCLA is a four-month certificate program that meets one time each month for a two-day session on Monday and Tuesday at various locations (to be determined) throughout the Inland Empire. In addition to over 40 hours of instruction and materials, the registration fee includes one paid overnight retreat at the first session, outdoor field trips and all meals.
Session Dates Coming Soon!