Community Health Ambassadors Program was started in 2014 with a grant from the National Medical Fellowships (NMF). 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 6 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.