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Program brings mobile clinics to churches

Seeking to extend health care to the poor, medical teams from Loma Linda University Medical Center and a few other hospitals are turning to organizations long accustomed to neighborhood service: churches. “If you look at what contributes to chronic disease, a lot of it comes down to lifestyle and values, so faith communities are a good partner in helping to promote a healthy lifestyle,” said Dora Barilla, director of community benefits for Loma Linda University Medical Center and an assistant professor in health policy and management at the Loma Linda University School of Public Health.