Community Health Advocate Leaders (CHAL) is a partnership with stay at home, working and student mothers who share a common voice around eliminating health disparities and infant mortality among their peers.
Through the iDREAM Institute, their purpose is to receive training in four competencies:
- Leadership and personal development as champions and decision makers
- Skill building in community engaged research including understanding evidence based data, community mapping and evaluation strategies
- Engaging in virtual learning
- Intergenerational and peer-to-peer communication
The purpose of the Community Health Advocate Leader is to advise and inform iDREAM internal stakeholders; establish priorities and a systematic plan for achieving goals, objectives and time frames; participate in periodic self evaluation and team (group) evaluation; and ensure a pipeline of community centered leaders who represent the needs and concerns of Black college graduates to eliminate health disparities and infant mortality in Los Angeles County.