May 17, 2022
Application Process is Open Through June 15
(Austin) — Community Health Champions, a leadership training program designed to help community leaders understand the healthcare system and needs of Travis County residents with low income, is currently accepting applications through June 15, 2022.
Applications and more information about the program can be found at communityhealthchampions.net. The program, which will run from August to January, is free and open to Travis County residents.
Community Health Champions is an annual Central Health program that brings together diverse community members from across Travis County to learn about, discuss, and collaborate on Central Health’s work to improve the health of Central Texas.
Through a five-month workshop series, participants learn about the healthcare system for Travis County residents with low income and how Central Health and its partners come together to address health disparities.
Health Champions are challenged to think outside of their individual realities to become advocates for healthcare access and equity in their own communities.
The program, which began in 2016, accepts 30-35 participants with each cohort. The program hopes to get at least 70 applications per recruitment season. Currently, 258 people have gone through the program. This year, Central Health is offering the program in a hybrid (both in person and online) environment.
For more information about the program, contact Christian Nelson, Program Manager, Communications & Community Engagement, at (512) 978-8179 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.