Southside Health Education Foundation
Since providing Southside Health Education Foundation (SHEF) start-up funding in 2008, Cameron has awarded it over $670,000 in capacity-building support and transferred approximately $1.6 million in scholarship funds. SHEF’s early work in administering local health-related scholarships quickly revealed the need for it to assume a more strategic role in facilitating health care workforce development regionally. Its new Southside Health Careers Exploring Program exposes youth to health and allied health fields. The organization also has provided over $1 million in scholarships and other assistance to over 300 local students committed to pursuing a health-related career. Among recipients, 76% are now working in health care fields across the Southside region.