Certification Program

Welcome to the COVID-19 Community Ambassador Program

With support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the Department of Public Health (DPH) is proud to offer the Los Angeles County COVID-19 Community Ambassador Program to visibly represent and capture the support of the broader Los Angeles County community’s efforts to further prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19.

Overview


This volunteer program is available to all Los Angeles County residents and will actively engage participants by providing information on the basic principles of infection control, promoting the responsibility of each participant to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and empowering participants as essential partners in the community prevention effort. The program contains video modules, train-the-trainer sessions, and weekly updates in an ongoing effort to provide the latest COVID-19 information. This program emphasizes the importance of community members not only consistently implementing the elements of DPH’s Health Officer Order protocols, but also using core infection prevention practices whenever individuals are in the broader community outside of their households.

Audience


The COVID-19 Community Ambassador Program is intended to empower individuals with accurate and shareable resources and the appropriate Departmental contacts for reporting of concerns. It is not intended to formally train or deputize the larger community to take personal action in instances of non-compliance. It There is no age restriction for participation.

Directions


  1. Watch the *training video below. Please stay on the video page to be automatically directed to a survey after the end of the video. If you watch the training video on YouTube, you will not have access to the survey. For best results, navigate the site using the Google Chrome browser.
  2. Complete the brief survey after the training.
  3. Receive an emailed certificate.

*Please note that the program is not intended to formally train or deputize the larger community to take personal action in instances of non-compliance.

Training Video


Please stay on the video page to be automatically directed to a survey after the end of the video. If you watch the training video on YouTube, you will not have access to the survey.

English: Start Training
Español: Empezar a Entrenar

Next Steps


Visit one of eight Service Planning Area (SPA) locations to pick up your face covering, ambassador pin, and COVID-19 Directory Card. Show a copy of your certificate of completion to retrieve the package.

Activity Log 


The Department of Public Health looks forward to hearing about all the great work you are doing for your community. We have updated our Activity Log! You can now electronically submit your Activity Log using the bilingual form. Examples of COVID-19 Community Ambassador activities include speaking with neighbors about COVID-19, sending an email with information of vaccines, or connecting a friend to contact tracing.

Resources 


  • Visit www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/Coronavirus for protocols for the Health Officer Orders, protocols for reopening, COVID-19 information, and frequently asked questions.
  • If you have additional questions and would like to speak to someone, or need help finding medical care, call the Los Angeles County Information line 2-1-1, which is available 24/7.

COVID-19 Community Ambassador Town Halls


  • COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall on April 22, 2021
    Video File | FAQ Sheet
  • COVID-19 Variants Town Hall on May 20, 2021
    Video File | FAQ Sheet
  • Improving Vaccine Confidence and Acceptance Town Hall on June 24, 2021
    Video File | FAQ Sheet

Upcoming Events


The next COVID-19 Community Ambassador town hall is scheduled for August 2021. Visit the webpage frequently for updates.

Contact CommunityAmbassdor@ph.lacounty.gov if you have questions.