engAGE With Heart (EWH) is a program developed for and with communities in Baltimore, focusing on meeting underserved populations where they are.

The program engages community members, faith-based organizations, local government officials, community leaders, health care professionals, and subject matter experts to encourage and enable behaviors to support our collective heart health.

We have six local partners as host sites for the EWH program in Baltimore, including four prominent church communities and two senior centers operated by the Division of Aging of the Baltimore City Health Department.

At the center of the program are Community Health Ambassadors (CHAs) – trusted community figures who are employed by the program and provided with comprehensive training, resources, and toolkits to educate community members about and encourage healthy behaviors, spearhead community events, and monitor program success over time.