Community Health Ambassadors
Internship Program

Community Health Ambassadors (CHA) Community Service Learning Program for students wanting to become physicians or pharmacists

This program is funded by a grants from The California Wellness Foundation, Kaiser Foundation Hospital Fund for Community Benefit Programs at the East Bay Community Foundation, Judge Daniel Weinstein (Ret.) Fund and Wells Fargo.

Community Health Ambassadors Internship Program was started in 2014 by two medical students, who received scholarships from National Medical Fellowships, as part of the California Community Service-Learning Program. Now in its 6th year in 2019, the program aimed to empower African American youth by training them to serve as ambassadors of health and wellness within their family and broader community. All of the students in the program are pursuing their goal to become a physician or pharmacists.

Students will engage in skill building and community health education and promotion, over 5 weeks. The program will culminate in the Ambassadors presenting a pertinent health topic of their choosing. Ambassadors will also be connected with physician and medical students who will advise and assist them in preparing for medical school.

Thank you to the following for your support and participation in making the 2018 Community Health Ambassadors Internship Program the best community service learning experience.

  • Dr. Kathryn E. Malone
  • Dr. Alden McDonald
  • Dr. Cheryl Scott
  • American Heart Association HeartShare CPR AED Training Program
  • Mitch & Kate Roth, Founder & CEO, Maximum Flavor Media
  • Justin Brydie, Asst. Director – Creators After School Program
  • Stalfana Bello, M.P.A. Exec. Director, Physicians Medical Forum

Community Health Ambassadors 2019 Internship Graduates

Left to Right: Stalfana A. Bello, M.P.A., Executive Director, Physicians Medical Forum with 2019 Community Health Ambassadors Interns (CHA)

Front Row: Ms. Bello, Kaleb Damene, Shannon Jones, Nisha Joseph, Cadin Sablan, Carleigh Williams, Rebecca Yilma, Justine Thibeaux, Alana Talley, Leyou Damene, Alexandra Guardado Menjivar and Dana Abdelgadir, CHA Program Co-coordinator.

Back Row: Ugomma Eze, CHA Program Coordinator & UCSF MD/PhD Candidtate, Amari Maze, Jennifer Martinez, Felix Andam, Makayla Matthews, McKenzi Thompson, Robert Bryant, Amanda Coleman, Dr. Albert L. Brooks, President, Physicians Medical Forum and Rodney Horne.

2019 CHA Program Team Projects