Health Ambassador Program

PSR-LA's strength lies in our ability to bring your voice to the forefront of health and policy debates. Our Health Ambassadors work with other committed health professionals and community advocates, and have regular opportunities to engage in direct policy advocacy with legislators, decision-makers, and the media. Find out more about the Health Ambassador Program by watching the informational webinar here.

Join the Health Ambassador Program

Health professionals have a crucial role to play in the world of advocacy. As an organization, our strength lies in our ability to bring your voice to the forefront of health policy debates. That’s why we offer the PSR-LA Health Ambassador Program. For members who would like to make a deeper commitment to one of our program areas, we provide ongoing support, resources, and professional development opportunities designed to maximize your ability to be an effective advocate for health and social justice. Health Ambassadors work with other committed health professionals and community advocates, and have regular opportunities to engage in direct policy advocacy with legislators, decision makers, and the media.

Find out more about the Health Ambassador Program in this informational webinar. Full details about the program can also be found here in our Program Fact Sheet.

Registration for the 2017 Health Ambassador Program is now closed. Interested in joining the 2018 cycle of Health Ambassadors? E-mail Shazia Manji at smanji@psr-la.org to let her know, and we’ll e-mail you in the Fall when information about next year’s program is available.


About the Program

1. Pick An Issue Area
Select the program track of your choice: Air & Climate Justice, Nuclear Threats, or Land Use & Health. You will be connected with a staff member and introductory materials. You can check out the descriptions of our program tracks here!

2. Attend the Trainings
The program starts with two foundational trainings to ground you in your content area and provide you with the information and resources needed to be an effective advocate.

Issue Area Training
Saturday, February 25th
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Downtown Los Angeles

Communications Training
Saturday, April 22nd
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location TBA

3. Engage!
We’ll support your advocacy through ongoing education and by providing regular engagement opportunities. From speaking at hearings to meeting with decision makers, you will use your skills and knowledge to advocate for health protective policies.


Program Costs

Entry into the Health Ambassador Program is free for dues-paying members of PSR-LA. For non-members, we ask that each participant pay a program fee, which is outlined below.** This fee covers the cost of the in-person training (meals and parking included), as well as the additional training resources and support provided by PSR-LA staff. This cost will also include your first year of membership dues with PSR-LA.

$100: Licensed Health Professionals
$40: Low-Income Health Professionals
$25: Retired
$25: Medical or Health Professional Residents
Free: Medical or Health Professional Students

**We’ll never limit your participation. Just ask and we’ll be happy to reduce or waive the cost of attendance. Contact Shazia at smanji@psr-la.org