The Community Health Advocacy Program (CHAP) is a year-long leadership training program for community members who want to advocate for their community’s health. For the 2016-2017 class, CHAPs, or Community Health Advocates, were recruited from the Montbello, Green Valley Ranch, and Aurora communities. CHAPs are community experts who are knowledgeable about health issues, policies, and solutions; who promote their community’s health through community organizing and policy advocacy; and who enact healthy changes in their community through projects and coalitions.
To improve the community’s health by strengthening the leadership and policy advocacy skills of its members.
Educate our community on the health issues they face and the solutions they can enact
Build and activate networks to positively impact the health of our community
Connect community members with resources that will inform and improve their health
Develop and implement one or more action plans that will improve community health through policy advocacy and grassroots organizing
Improve the overall health, well-being and safety of our community