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National Health Services Corps

Ambassador Toolkit

Thanks to your service as a National Health Service Corps Ambassador, we have an extraordinary opportunity to meet a primary need — the need of approximately 64 million Americans, 20 percent of the population, for adequate access to primary health care.

This toolkit includes materials that will help you

  1. Make yourself and the National Health Service known on your campus and in your community.
  2. Advocate for primary care.
  3. Mentor students and clinicians.
  4. Recruit students and clinicians to the NHSC.
  5. Train students, clinicians, educators, community leaders and others to care for and about people who lack access to primary health care.
Tip Sheets
Media Tools
Training Aids
Order Publications and Let Us Know What You're Doing
  • Log in as an Ambassador to order publications, let us know what you're doing and update your contact information.
Success Stories


Ambassador Blends Goal of Increasing Minority Enrollment with NHSC Mission

For Les Howard, having a sense of mission in one's life is inextricably tied to community and responsibility. This is what he learned growing up disadvantaged himself. It is how he lives his life, and it is the single-most important message that he brings to the students under his careful watch. As program director of the San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) Primary Care Physician Assistant (PA) Program he sees himself perfectly positioned to pass on the values and resourcefulness that have inspired his own remarkable life. For Howard, the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) is one of his most important allies in the task of sending the best and brightest of his graduates to care for California's underserved communities.

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