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Atlanta High School Students Graduate From Community Health Worker Training Program

ATLANTAAug. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Teaching communities to actively engage in their own health care is the purpose of the Morehouse School of Medicine’s (MSM) Community Health Worker (CHW) Training Program. MSM will hold a graduation for the Atlanta-area high school students who completed the summer intensive training, as well as celebrating the work of all community health workers at CHW Appreciation Day on Saturday, August 5, 2017.

MSM marks the completion of their summer Pipeline program, High School Community Health Worker (CHW) Training Program, with a graduation celebration. The month-long intensive training program taught high school students how they can impact health equity in their community. The students will continue to meet throughout the school year to monitor the health of family and community members as well as to implement community- and school-based health projects. The celebration will also feature a Community Projects Shark Tank where students will pitch their ideas to community and health leaders. The program was made possible in part through MSM’s partnership with the United Health Foundation, and grants from ARCHI, United Way, WellCare, Piedmont Health, Grady Health and private donors.

Nearly two dozen students from six Atlanta area high schools—Mays, Banneker, McClarin, Tri-Cities, KIPP Collegiate, and Washington high schools.

MSM President and Dean Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice will also be present to deliver the welcome.

Saturday, August 5, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Morehouse School of Medicine, Louis W. Sullivan National Center for Primary Care, E. Ginger Sullivan Auditorium, 720 Westview Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30310

About Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM)
Founded in 1975, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is among the nation’s leading educators of primary care physicians, biomedical scientists and public health professionals. In 2011, MSM was recognized by Annals of Internal Medicine as the nation’s No. 1 medical school in fulfilling a social mission. MSM faculty and alumni are noted for excellence in teaching, research and public policy, as well as exceptional patient care.

Morehouse School of Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award doctoral and master’s degrees. To learn more about programs and donate today, please visit or call 404-752-1500.

SOURCE Morehouse School of Medicine

CONTACT: Ronna Charles,, (404) 756-1717


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