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BASUAH Ambassadors

Who can be a BASUAH Ambassador

A BASUAH Ambassador is a peer educator – someone from within a group (such as a social or age group), who can deliver information that is understood, accepted and acted upon by members within the group. Peer educators are sensitive to community norms, values, cultural beliefs and traditions. They are trusted by the group they serve and act as role models to the clients they serve.


  • Serve as BASUAH Ambassador for the Illinois Department of Public Health.
  • Take a required IDPH BASUAH online training course and contribute monthly to an online forum.
  • Conduct outreach activities in one or more of the following ways:
    • Promote and reinforce safe behavior by providing health education information to persons who are at high risk for HIV infection.
    • Distribute risk reduction information and materials throughout the community.
    • Facilitate meetings/workshops on HIV/AIDS awareness and provide information on available testing and counseling centers.
    • Share your ideas and activities on the BASUAH Online Forum.

If you are interested in becoming a BASUAH Ambassador, free training is available.

If you are not signed up to be an Ambassador, you will not be able to fully access the following sites.

BASUAH Ambassador Application Form

Ambassador Online Training Program

Discussion Forum






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