Our Featured Programs

The Citizenship Health Institute, a 501c3 not for profit organization, receives funding from grants, sponsors, and private donors to be able to offer a majority of our programs, training and services for free or at reduced rates, currently through more than 40 counties across the state of Ohio, and currently expanding into other communities in Pennsylvania, Arizona, Mexico and India, as well. Please contact us if you would like to help develop healthier citizens in your community, as well.

The Health Professions Affinity Community, or more commonly known as HPAC, provides opportunities to students who are interested in the health professions with an emphasis on community outreach and health disparities. Students work in groups to identify health concern in their own community, then design a project that will address it by having a meaningful impact on their community.

The Corps for Rural and Urban Success and Health (CRUSH), an AmeriCorps Program, is housed and supported by Baldwin Wallace University, Public Health and Prevention Science and the Center for Health Disparities Research and Education. 40 AmeriCorps members provide middle school through high school youth with academic and
career support through the utilization of the HPAC service model.

Scholar's Day

Every year, our HPAC TEAMS, AmeriCorps Leader, families and extended community come together for and Annual Scholars' Day, which provides the opportunity for the HPAC TEAMS to showcase their posters, and other information about their chosen topics and participate in the Awards Reception.  This event is one of the Institute's signature events, and represents many opportunities to participate.

Join us on an exciting journey as we work with our HPAC students to document their commitment to addressing the social determinants of health. Your support will provide an engaged learning experience and the resources that will allow for the students to tell their stories, share their voices and demonstrate the work they are doing to make their communities a healthier place to live.

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are frontline health advocates working with underserved groups that traditionally lack access to care. While the health care system increasingly struggles to meet the needs of patients and communities, CHWs have filled the role of advocate and a bridge between the community and health system. Health system challenges are exacerbated by the adverse influence of social determinants of health on the ability of the individual and community to seek and maintain good health.

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Rural and Urban Health Scholars at University Hospital

The Rural and Urban Pathway Scholars Program teaches medical students how to better serve in both rural and urban underserved communities.  

This program will be launching in 2019 at University Hospital in OH.

Additional Focus Projects 

The Citizenship Health Institute is also focused on providing additional programming, resources, education, advisory & support in the areas of opiates, infant mortality, and digital media skills developments and training.

For more information on any topics listed above, please contact us here:

And last, but certainly not least...taking a bite out of the Big Apple in NYC!!!

Led by Dr. Gina Weisblat, PhD., The Citizenship Health Institute, via the AmeriCorps HPAC grant continues to support enriched access and exposure for all participants by leading a trip to New York City, for the Annual Family Medical Education Consortium event that is help every year.  This represents a tremendous real life experience towards pathway development and is regarded as a unique opportunity for those fortunate to attend.

The Citizenship Health Institute is proud to partner with
The Force for Health Academy for all on-line courses, challenges and gamification.

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