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Our Health Matters
Lift your voice and take action

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SAGSAW "SPEAK UP"

is a two-year capacity-building grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focused on health & wellness, and tobacco/vaping prevention.

Healthy Woman

KEY COMPONENTS

Monthly stipends throughout one (1)
academic year and other incentives

Automatic Save A Girl Save A World Mentee Membership

Health Equity Case Study and Essay
Competitions with cash prizes

Culturally responsive hybrid course about health disparities, tobacco control, and peer-to-peer advocacy

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ELIGIBILITY 
Open to all majors with an interest in social justice, public health, health equity, and wellness.
Must be enrolled at one of our ten (10) partner HBCUs.
Eager to gain leadership experience and community service while a college student.

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We are looking for young women who are passionate about making a positive difference on their campus.  She must be digitally savvy, and know what it takes to bring people together to support a common cause of social justice and the overall health and wellness of our youth today!

BE AN AMBASSADOR

Commit to serving one academic year to learn about tobacco use and control.  Implement  and manage an action plan to raise awareness to improve Health & Wellness on campus and in our communities.

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BE A SQUAD MEMBER

Recruit peers on campus to co-design and activate campaigns with a focus on Health & Wellness and tobacco/vaping sensation at your respective institution.

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DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON BLACK HEALTH EQUITY?

FLIP THE SCRIPT
For centuries, Black communities have been targeted by industries like Big Tobacco which are profiting off of our disease all while our communities are paying the price. But we are more than data points on charts. Take a stand on your campus and reshape the future of Black health in your communities.

Join The Smoking Prevention through Equity, Advocacy and Knowledge (SPEAK) Project, an anti-tobacco initiative funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Participating HBCUs

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Alabama State

University of Arkansas Pine Bluff

Clark Atlanta University
Grambling State University

Rust College

Bennett College
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Wilberforce University
Benedict College
Tennessee State University

Don't see your school?

Current & Past Speak Up Ambassadors

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Join as a Speak Up Ambassador

SPEAK Up Ambassadors commit to serving one academic year commitment to learning about tobacco use and health disparities, and recruit peers on campus to co-design and activate a campaign to reduce tobacco use at your respective institution. We are looking for young women who are passionate about making a positive difference on their campus, digitally savvy, and know what it takes to bring people together to support a common cause.