A Success Story

In 2014, a group of local physicians and philanthropists announced plans to establish a new medical school in San Bernardino County. Their goal: to help overcome the Inland Empire’s challenge of having one of the lowest availabilities of physicians, dentists, and other health care workers per capita in the state. The medical school, called the California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM), purchased nearly 30 acres of land for a state-of-the-art university adjacent to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC). ARMC is the primary teaching hospital for the new medical school. The University welcomed its first class of students in 2018, offering a unique curriculum that introduces medical students to clinical medicine from their first day.

Rate of Uninsured Continues to Decline.
Health Care Access
Rate of Uninsured Increases for the First Time Since 2011 Individuals who have health insurance…
Early Prenatal Care Rates Decrease.
Prenatal Care
Early Prenatal Care Rates Improve Increasing the number of women who receive early prenatal care…
Leading Causes of Death for Children Under Five.
Leading Causes of Death for Children Under Five
Child Deaths Down 21% Over 10 Years Awareness of the leading causes of death for…
More Students are Overweight or Obese.
Overweight & Obesity
Slight Drop in Overweight and Obese Students Overweight children are more likely to become overweight…
Highest Rates of Chronic Diseases Among Counties.
Chronic Disease
Deaths Due to Heart Disease Down 18% since 2008 Chronic diseases – including diabetes, high…
Mental Health Treatment Rises for Children and Youth.
Behavioral Health
Mental Health Treatment Continues to Rise Mental disorders are among the most common causes of…
Treatment Admissions and Substance-Related Deaths Grow.
Substance Abuse
Substance-Related Deaths are Up, Collisions are Down A broad spectrum of public health and safety…
Veteran Requests for Assistance Increase.
Veteran Requests for Assistance Continue to Increase Veterans from all eras reside in San Bernardino…
Child Welfare
Child Welfare
Number of Substantiated Abuse/Neglect Reports Decline Foster care placement is often the final act to…
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexually Transmitted
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Rates of STDs are Rising Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are passed from one person to…