Health Ambassador Program

Methodology: peer-to-peer ambassador program

Coalition partners: Chesapeake Health Department (CHD), the Lifestyles Center, Virginia Extension Service, the Wellness Commission, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, the Division of Community Programs, the CHP Research Center and Chesapeake Regional Housing Authority

Promote awareness and utilization of existing community based health services and create new as needed
Provide a variety of programming to support healthy behaviors as requested by residents
Promote and provide access to healthy foods, exercise and other needed services within their community.

Outcomes: prevention of disease, modification of risk, promotion of healthier lifestyles

Pilot: conducted in the Public Housing Authority sites with expansion into neighborhoods, churches, civic groups, workplace