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.

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Over 850 SHAs

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325 Community Partners Across The State of Tennessee

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More Than 650 CITI Trained SHAs

1080

More Than 1080 Community Outreach Activities Conducted

345

Over 345 IRB Approved Protocols

65K

Over 65,000 Tennessee Residents Impacted
Student Health Ambassadors

Where Are They Now? 

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BROOKLYN SIMS
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.

Vanderbilt Center For AIDS Research (CFAR) Partnering with the TN-MMC HBCU Wellness Project to End The HIV Epidemic

LeMoyne-Owen College Student Health Ambassadors

Vanderbilt’s CFAR was recently awarded an NIH Supplement comprising the TN-MMC HBCU Wellness Project’s trained student health ambassadors to focus on developing and implementing an intervention aimed to improve HIV testing and PrEP uptake among African American young adults on the campus of LeMoyne-Owen College and surrounding Memphis communities. This one year proposal leverages academic, state and community-based partnerships leading to greater insights and capacity to provide HIV prevention and care services to an at risk population.

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