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 965 SHAs
325 Community Partners Across The State of Tennessee
More Than 760 CITI Trained SHAs
More Than 1130 Community Outreach Activities Conducted
Over 400 IRB Approved Protocols
Over 65,000 Tennessee Residents Impacted
2023 SHA Reports From The Field
Watch & Learn
Check out our Student Health Ambassadors (SHA) 'Reports From The Field.' They've researched, developed, and implemented their projects and are now revealing their findings through captivating video vignettes. See what our SHAs have achieved and join us in celebrating their success by watching now!
Student Health Ambassadors
Where Are They Now?
Former Student Health Ambassador
Fisk University, Class of 2023
Jordan Smith, is currently a Patient Care Technician at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, TN. In her role, she places great importance on forging meaningful connections with the patients she cares for every night.
"My time with the HBCU Wellness Project showed me the importance of several public health policies that must be implemented and upheld in a hospital setting to keep patients and workers safe. I am striving to uphold each public health policy during my time as a Patient Care Technician."
TN-MMC HBCU Wellness Project NEWS
Learn about our national, state and local impact.
Society of Behavioral Medicine Poster Acceptance
The TN-MMC HBCU Wellness Project's academic paper entitled "HIV Testing Beliefs and PrEP Knowledge in Young Adults Attending a Historically Black College in the Southeastern U.S." was accepted as a Poster Presentation at the 44th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.
Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County Health Department Grant
The TN-MMC HBCU Wellness has been awarded a grant with the Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County Health Department for the provision of training college students at Fisk University and Tennessee State University as peer health educators to create service-oriented resources to impact COVID-19 disparities and related social determinants of health.