HERE Initiative

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Video: Find out how the HERE Initiative is helping a high school student achieve a career in health care.

HERE Initiative Team

The HERE Initiative team includes Aaron Byzak, David Mier, Jennifer Arevalo, and Zach Schlagel.

The HERE Initiative wins major national award!

The HERE Initiative received the top national award in the Premier Performance/Public Affairs category from the Association of American Medical Colleges' (AAMC) Group on Institutional Advancement (GIA). There were fewer than 15 winners selected from AAMC institutions across the country. These awards honor the exemplary work and contributions made in advancing medicine, research, and education in academic medical centers and teaching hospitals.

What’s HERE? The HERE Initiative is an exciting new outreach program designed to benefit communities in South Bay and southeastern San Diego by facilitating access to:

  • Essential health care services
  • Education and workforce development
  • Community and research partnerships