Care about health in communities? Interested in learning how to engage communities in changing human behavior for a healthier world?

The original Stanford Health 4 All Program initially offered only a single 9-month classroom learning and internship program. 

This summer, the original program evolved to exploring:

  1. Offering  a series of summer seminars - and due to circumstances beyond our control, we are canceling them for this summer
  2. A potential multi-day program later in the Fall (dependent on availability of space, etc.)
  3. A series of seminars with our partners in the Stanford Health Improvement Program
  4. A competitive application-based internship training program, where admitted Fellows will be matched with faculty on research projects (currently under discussion).

We may add other iterations of training, too.

Thank you for your interest and look forward to engaging you and others in the change we believe in.


SPRC Education Programs Team

Sonoo, Chris, and TO

2016 Program Details

Stanford H4A is evolving to a new format for 2016-17. Stay tuned for details!


H4A Poster Abstracts

Each H4A Fellow completes a scientific poster for his/her community partnership or research project. Topics have varied varied widely, ranging from culturally tailored food tastings as part of a diabetes prevention program for Latinos to quitting smoking with Twitter. Click here to read the abstracts for the 2015 cohort's projects. Click here for a selection of the 2014 cohort's abstracts.

Interested in a Master's degree program in Community Health and Prevention Research?

Stanford Prevention Research Center in the Stanford School of Medicine offers a one-year master of science degree program in Community Health and Prevention Research (CHPR). For information on degree requirements, courses offered, and how to apply, please visit the CHPR website.

H4A In The News

H4A 2014 Alum Dale Maglalang's H4A project looked at e-cigarette associations among young adult Asians and Pacific Islanders. He expanded the original material and has published the findings in an article in the journal Preventive Medicine Reports. See Maglalang, D.D., Brown-Johnson, C., & Prochaska, J.J. (2016). Associations with E-cigarette Use among Asian American and Pacific Islander Young Adults in California. Preventive Medicine Reports, 4, 29-32. Congratulations Dale!

Congratulations to our 2015 cohort of H4A Fellows! The fellows completed the H4A program in August 2015 and presented research posters of their project journeys at the certificate ceremony.

The H4A journey and many of the projects from our first cohort in 2014 were featured in Inside Stanford Medicine and in the Stanford Medicine Scopeblog. Congrats to Stanford H4A Fellows 2014 and thanks to all who supported the creation and delivery of H4A!

Congratulations to Stanford H4A faculty member Assistant Professor Sanjay Basu, MD, PhD, who has received a New Innovator Award from the NIH for high-risk, high-return research. Dr Basu specializes in the development of mathematical models that help improve disease-prevention programs, in part by predicting unexpected or adverse health consequences of public health, fiscal and regulatory policies. He investigates how such programs can help prevent chronic diseases, especially obesity and Type 2 diabetes, that disproportionately affect low-income populations around the world. Read the article here.

Dr. Basu is lead author of a recent study which found that banning the purchase of sugar-sweetened beverages with food stamps could reduce obesity and type-2 diabetes. H4A faculty member Professor Christopher Gardner, PhD co-authored the study, which used computer simulations to estimate the ban's effect. The study was published in the June issue of Health Affairs. Read about the study here.

Dr. Basu also was named a "2013 Global Thinker" by Foreign Policy magazine. Dr. Basu received the recognition for his recent book, written with David Stuckler of Oxford University, The Body Economic: Why Austerity Kills, which analyzed huge sets of data on the effects that economic stringency has had on public health in recent history. Read the article here.

From Our Fellows

Check out our 2014 + 2015 H4A Community Pilot Projects Poster here!

"Health 4 All fosters an invigorating and inspiring environment in which individuals from all types of personal and professional backgrounds present their best selves in order to solve problems and enrich the communities they care for most. I feel so lucky to be a part of the H4A community and wish all academic spaces could provide the inspiration, support, and opportunity this program does.”
Sacha McBain, Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology

"The best professional decision I've made in years -- this fellowship reconnected me with the reasons why I became a physician."
Charles Bowden, MD

"My name is Diana Delgadillo and I am proud to be part of the first fellows cohort of Stanford H4A. My goal is to narrow the gap in health disparities amongst the Hispanic population. Growing up in Bakersfield allowed me to see the hardships Hispanic immigrant farmworkers face. As a first generation Mexican daughter from an immigrant farm-working family, being a fellow is teaching me knowledge and techniques on how to have an impact on the health of Hispanics. Stanford H4A is a well organized program and is executed by very driven individuals. Besides interacting with some extraordinarily brilliant classmates, the courses are mentally challenging, allowing us to express our creativity and passion on a specific topic. We all share a “fire in our bellies” in distinct interests to ameliorate the health of our nation one person at a time."
Diana Delgadillo, Student & Community Activist

"A great supplement to my current practice in Ayurveda and Yoga, especially for designing community based participatory research projects and affecting behavior change!"
Sumita Vasudeva, Wellness Counselor

"Stanford H4A trains you in the skills to separate science and solid research from pseudo-science. It equips you with knowledge on health and behavior change, immediately empowering you and your community. However, H4A is more than just an academic program. It bolsters your strengths and encouraging you to confront your weaknesses, it cultivates you into a better version of yourself. H4A fosters a deep sense of meaning by positioning you to serve in a community you feel connected to. I am confident that I will graduate the program with a refined ability to create positive changes, and the humility to tackle obstacles with gratitude and resiliency."
Jenna Kim, BeWell Advisor

"I am blown away by the opportunities offered through Stanford H4A. I expected to learn about prevention and health in the program, but I never expected I would learn so much about myself. The unique design of the program gives participants the opportunity to pursue and develop passions while learning from an incredibly dynamic group of peers and professors."
Nicole Jeffery, future health professional

"This program delivers the educational trinity: a high quality academic experience from groundbreaking thought-leaders, a pragmatic problem-solving approach to real-world problems, and a diverse group of bright, talented people with far-flung life experiences. Mix, match, mingle, magic! So grateful to be here. I truly believe this is the future of medicine, and hopefully, medical education."
Drea Burbank, MD