September 28, 2022
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C.A. Weis Health ambassador program puts students on path to career

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Barbara Hayes loves seeing the changes in her young health ambassadors.

An example was a young girl named Faith, who rarely spoke to anyone but was always listening and attentive. She finally came out of her shell during a family night event at C.A. Weis Elementary School.

“We got really busy doing vital signs and Faith all of a sudden steps up, grabs my clipboard and she said, ‘Miss Barbara, you put those chairs against those walls, line those students up. We need to get these kids’ blood pressure, we need to get their height, we need to get their weight,’” Hayes recalled, jokingly adding, “She took over, now we cannot get her to be quiet.”

The Weis Health Ambassador program at C.A. Weis Elementary School allows students to learn basic health care skills to encourage them to pursue a future in the field.

That type of confidence and passion is exactly what Hayes and her team hope to inspire through the Weis Health Ambassador program at C.A. Weis Elementary School. 

The Weis Health Ambassador program is run by Community Health Northwest Florida, a health center with a focus on providing quality health care to underserved segments of the community.

Community Health Northwest Florida has a pediatric clinic at C.A. Weis, and the ambassador program is intended to give students experience in the health care field and some basic training and motivation to potentially pursue a future career in the field. 



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