The HBCU Wellness Project is
Developing Agents for Change.
The HBCU Wellness Project is training Student Health Ambassadors (SHAs), engaging community residents, collaborating 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
Our 2022 Spring Symposium
Each year we present our research and intervention outcomes from student projects in Reports from the Field.
This year's theme, “Keeping Knowledge Dynamic to Promote Health Literacy: Our New Normal” supports improving health literacy, to continually educate and counteract misinformation for improved health conditions.
Student Health Ambassadors
Where Are They Now?
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.
Tennessee Center For AIDS Research (CFAR) Partnership to End The HIV Epidemic
LeMoyne-Owen College Student Health Ambassadors
The Tennessee 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.