The Project

The HBCU Wellness Project has trained Student Health Ambassadors (SHAs), engaged in community residents, collaborated with community based and faith based organizations and institutions, civic departments, and each other —all for one single purpose — to promote change in knowledge, attitude, and behavior. 

Empowering Our Future's Next Generation

Education. Training. Health. Community.


Over 850 SHAs


325 Community Partners Across The State of Tennessee


More Than 650 CITI Trained SHAs


More Than 1080 Community Outreach Activities Conducted


Over 345 IRB Approved Protocols


Over 65,000 Tennessee Residents Impacted
Student Health Ambassadors

Where Are They Now? 

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Former Student Health Ambassador
Fisk University, Class of 2020

Brooklyn is currently pursuing her doctor of dental surgery degree from Meharry Medical College. She plans on completing graduate school and working in an underserved area treating those who do not have access to dental treatment.


“My dream is to one day have a private practice by the name of  "Sims' Smiles,” said Brooklyn.

Expanding Our Outreach

Knoxville College Reopens

We are pleased to welcome Knoxville College (Knoxville, Tenn.) back as they continue to reorganize as an academic institution of higher learning.  Knoxville College has a rich and storied history of successfully educating students in our global world.  Many have become teachers, physicians, nurses, scientists, business executives, healthcare professionals, and other industry leaders.  

Community Partners
Meharry Medical College
Mathew Walker Center
Tyson Foods
Discovery Channel
Urban League of Middle Tennessee
Susan G. Komen
National Cancer Institute
American Cancer Society
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Lifeline Blood Services
March of Dimes
Girls Inc
West Tennessee Healthcare
Community HIV Newtowrk
Tennessee State University
National Step Show Alliance
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Metro Nashville Public School
Methodist Healthcare
The University of Memphis
Memphis City School
Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee
LeBonheur Children's Hospital
Dream Center of Jackson Tennessee
Boys and Girls Club
American Heart Association
Adventure Science Center
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