This year, 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.
View their reports from the field here.
The HBCU Wellness Expo incorporated more than 33 vendors and community partners to host an community engagement event in the northern Middle Tennessee area. Resources including basic health screenings, job opportunities, educational, child-care services, life insurance pre-needs planning, disability services, social security information, and multiple on-site children activities were available.
Student Health Ambassadors attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the state of Tennessee. They participate with The HBCU Wellness Project for various reasons: to learn about health disparities; to engage in scientific research; to explore post graduate degrees in medicine, public health, and other health related careers; and to promote change in their communities.
Meharry Medical College is one of the nation's oldest and largest historically Black academic health science centers dedicated to educating physicians, dentists, researchers, and health policy experts. The HBCU Wellness Project developed a brief message exploring when and why male physicians decided to become doctors.
The HBCU Wellness Expo incorporated more than 36 vendors and community partners to host a community engagement event in the Greater-Nashville area. During the HBCU Wellness Expo middle school students were recruited to participate in an art competition depicting "Know Hunger", sponsored by Tyson Foods. Middle Tennessee residents were also able to enjoy wholesome food, massages, music and arts, while learning about nutrition, fitness, preventive healthcare, and healthy lifestyle habits.
The HBCU Wellness Project developed a health message on Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome describing preconceptions and attitudes about the condition that might explain why they occur, and the potential strategies to remove them.
Student Health Ambassadors attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the state of Tennessee. They participate with The HBCU Wellness Project as undergrads, and many of them chose to purse post graduate degrees in medicine, dentistry, public health, and other health related careers.
The HBCU Wellness Project and Discovery Channel partnered in 2009 to develop sixteen health messaging videos targeting various health disparities. The Project’s SHAs developed scripts that were filmed on, or near their campus, in efforts to disseminate heath messages through a millennial approach.