SD Voyager Magazine interviewed Amina Sheik Mohamed, Senior Director of Health Equity and Policy and Founding Director of the Refugee Health Unit, about her work and how she got started, as well as the challenges she faces in her work and what inspires her.
UCSD Changemakers (2019)
Amina Sheik Mohamed was chosen as one of UCSD’s Changemakers and recognized for her commitment in working with multicultural, low-income, and refugee populations towards the the goal of achieving health equity.
UC San Diego Sustainability Awards Green Office Bronze Certification (2019)
Center for Community Health
Recognizes sustainable efforts of UC San Diego offices to be as “green” as possible.
Hispanic Heritage Month Honorees Recognize Karemi Alvarez (2015)
Union Bank and KPBS
Karemi Alvarez, MPH, is the senior manager at University of California, San Diego Center for Community Health. Ms. Alvarez manages the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) at the Inland Desert Training and Resource Center and the faith-based Wellness Program at University of California San Diego Center for Community Health. She has worked with many organizations including Physical Activity Collaborative (NAPAC) and Communities, Adolescents, Nutrition, Fitness (CANFIT) promoting health and social equity for underserved communities through health policy advocacy, community and media collaboration. During her tenure as the University of California San Diego wellness programs supervisor, she coordinated the California Department of Public Health Latino 5-a-Day Campaign which successfully encouraged more than 100,000 Latinos to eat healthy and be active.
My Sister’s Voice (2014)
The Faith-Based Wellness Program was a part of this photographic exhibition that featured 40 inter-generationally diverse women, emphasizing their life’s journey and wisdom they gained along the way. The Center for Community Health’s Amina Sheik Mohamed was featured as one of these women in the exhibit.
San Diego Leadership Alliance Fellowship (2014)
The San Diego Leadership Alliance (SDLA) institute is a civic leadership training program for progressive young professionals.
Produce Business 40 Under 40 (2013)
Recognizes the produce industry’s top young leaders.
CSU San Marcos Honorable Mention Service Learning Community Partner (2013)
Recognizes the Retail Program Internship Program for training and preparing students to be advocates for the benefits of making healthy choices.
Proclamation Honoring Nourish Day-Food Day (2011)
Network for a Healthy California, San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative, International Rescue Committee
Awarded for Work on Nourish Day as an official Food Day event in San Diego by San Diego County Board of Supervisors in October 2011.
Community Health Outreach Award (2011)
Champion Mom Isela Villagrana
Awarded by Assemblyman V. Manuel Perez in October 2011
Star of Hope Award (2011)
Network for a Healthy California
Awarded by the American Cancer Society in July 2011
Vivian Reznik, MD, MPH, Co-Principal Investigator and Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) Scientific Director
Shines a spotlight on the accomplishments of local women who are quietly bringing about social change.