The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Student Chapter of HERO was founded at Florida A&M University by Sade E. Collins. The chapter was established to connect students with healthcare professionals who could provide them with direct exposure into the world of healthcare while simultaneously affording them with the opportunity to perform a critical public service in communities of need. The primary mission of the FAMU chapter is to assist in delivering quality care and education to underserved populations in the Caribbean, including those living in rural and “inner city” areas. Additionally, the Chapter seeks to increase public awareness of existing health and educational disparities in the Caribbean, cultivate a desire among students to support the overall development of underserved communities, and provide an opportunity for students, healthcare professionals, and community leaders of different backgrounds to interact and build a sustainable public service network.
We are a student organization dedicated to helping our members grow into well-rounded healthcare professionals through community service and cross- cultural immersion. Our Chapter has a current enrollment of 30 active members, including our executive board and faculty representatives. Our partnership with H.E.R.O provides our students with the opportunity to network and obtain practical exposure in the field, while benefiting from the unique experience of serving in a developing country.