About the Institute

CTRI Team at Troth Elementary School Screenings EventWith endorsement from the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, the Community Translational Research Institute (CTRI) was established in early 2014 and formally incorporated as a California Not-for-Profit Corporation in May 2014. The founding CTRI partners include leaders of the Claremont Graduate University School of Community and Global Health, the County of Riverside, and the Inland Empire Health Plan. An expanding list of collaborators includes the Riverside County Health Coalition, the Healthy Jurupa Valley Coalition, the Riverside Community Health Foundation, the Riverside County Medical Association, Kaiser Permanente Riverside, the University of La Verne Department of Hospital and Health Management, the Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy, the Loma Linda University School of Public Health, the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, and the California Baptist University Programs in Public Health. The combined resources of these institutions engage the participation of public health, medical, pharmacy, nursing, and health management students and their faculty, trained and experienced promotoras, county and city government leaders, and engaged citizens from the communities served.


The mission of CTRI is 1) to bring together key institutions and individuals from the public and private sectors, including academic, public health and community medicine institutions, and neighborhood schools and community-based organizations for prevention of chronic disease, and 2) to transform population health practice through translation of prevention science into community-based programs and sustained practice and policy.


Our vision is to achieve sustainability by creating a mechanism for translation of evidence-based technologies and practices into policy and programs that will improve the health of the Riverside County communities.


CTRI seeks to collaborate with multiple organizations such as in academia, public and private, public health organizations, governmental, insurance provider, and much more. These collaborations bring innovative methods for the prevention and care to the community in Riverside County.