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.
In response to social distancing and other preventive health strategies related to COVID-19, we have created a virtual symposium to showcase the outreach efforts of our trained students from four HBCUs and four select PWIs in the state of Tennessee.
Empowering Our Future's Next Generation
Education. Training. Health. Community.
Over 850 SHAs
More Than 650 CITI Trained SHAs
Over 345 IRB Approved Protocols
More than 1080 Community Outreach Activities Conducted
Over 65,000 Tennessee Residents Impacted
Student Health Ambassadors
Where Are They Now?
Former Student Health Ambassador
“I am currently pursuing my Masters of Public Health degree from South University (Savannah, GA), and after I graduate (in 2021), I’m planning to attain a Doctorate of Public Health. My ultimate goal is to actively be on the frontlines helping to prevent the spread of the HIV/AIDS epidemic by becoming either a lobbyist , healthcare administrator, or infectious disease outreach educator."
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.