Community Health Ambassadors (CHA) Community Service Learning Program
for students wanting to become physicians or pharmacists
COMMUNITY HEALTH AMBASSADORS
2018 INTERNSHIP GRADUATES
PMF & CHA Interns from Left to Right:
Ugomma Eze, CHA Program Coordinator and
UCSF Medical Student with CHA Ambassadors Interns,
Lois Onuoma, Jai Smith, Laetta Diane Brown, Fatima
Vidrio, Jeremiah Richard Purdy, Naomi Purdy,
Stephanie Lawless and Stalfana Bello, MPA, PMF
Executive Director and Kafi Hemphill, CHA Program
Coordinator and UCSF Medical Student
Community Health Ambassadors Internship Program was started in 2014 by two medical students, who received scholarships from National Medical Fellowships, as part of the California Community Service-Learning Program. Now in its 5th year in 2018, the program aimed to empower African American youth by training them to serve as ambassadors of health and wellness within their family and broader community. All of the students in the program are pursuing their goal to become a physician or pharmacists.
Students will engage in skill building and community health education and promotion, for 12 sessions over 5 weeks. The program will culminate in the Ambassadors presenting a pertinent preventative health topic at a community site of their choosing. Ambassadors will also be connected with a physician or pharmacist mentor who will assist them in preparing to apply to medical school.
Thank you for their support and participation in making the Community Health Ambassadors Internship Program the best community service learning experience.
- Dr. Kathryn E. Malone
- Dr. Alden McDonald
- Dr. Cheryl Scott
- American Heart Association HeartShare CPR AED Training Program
- Mitch & Kate Roth, Founder & CEO, Maximum Flavor Media
- Denise LeNoir, FNP – African American Wellness Project (AAWP)
- Justin Brydie, Asst. Director – Creators After School Program
- Stalfana Bello, M.P.A. Exec. Director, Physicians Medical Forum
This program is funded by a grants from The California Wellness Foundation, Kaiser Foundation Hospital Fund for Community Benefit Programs at the East Bay Community Foundation, Judge Daniel Weinstein (Ret.) Fund and Wells Fargo.