Caring Ambassadors Program


Our mission is to improve the lives of patients and communities by empowering and educating them to be advocates for their health.

Our Approach and Philosophy

Integrative Health is

Whole Person Health

Your Health is determined by more than just the physical; shouldn’t your health care be, too?

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All aspects of wellness are inextricably intertwined. Explore the loops of the Integrative Health Ribbon to discover how integrative approaches can enhance your well-being and help you heal, no matter your diagnosis.

Remember, this is your JOURNEY; these are your CHOICES. Healing is possible; how you achieve it is up to you.

Western Medicine

The majority of people in the United States receive most of their health care from doctors (MDs or DOs), nurses, physician’s assistants (Pas) and other medical providers who practice in in a medical setting like a hospital, medical clinic, or doctor’s office. This system is what most people think of when they hear the term “health care”. The Caring Ambassadors Program refers to this system as “Western Medicine”. Also known as “allopathic”, “conventional”, or “traditional” medicine, this is the most common form of health care in the United States and the western world.


All aspects of health are connected—exercise can improve your physical health and have a positively impact the mental aspects of your illness. Developing an exercise plan and sticking with is a key piece of your journey and a component of your plan that cannot be ignored.


You are what you eat. This is a fact of life. Our bodies transform what we eat and drink into the very substance of our physical selves. Diet is one of the most important factors that influences health in our society. A healthy, nourishing diet can prevent the onset of many diseases, slow, halt or reverse the effects of diseases that have already struck, and contribute to a longer life. Every individual, but especially those fighting a long-term illness, should consider making a sound nutrition plan part of their healing process.


For thousands of years, spiritual practices have been an integral part of worldwide healing traditions. When you open up to spirituality, things may happen that do not seem logical or rational. When discussing spirituality, frequently the concepts of religion and prayer come to mind. Not all individuals take part in an organized religion or believe in prayer, but that doesn’t mean that spirituality is not, or shouldn’t be, a part of their life and self-care. So for our purposes, spirituality is simply defined as the unique connection between an individual and what they define as the source of healing. A spiritual practice can be spending time in nature, being of service to others, reading poetry or inspirational literature, communicating with ancestors, meditating, choosing to practice harmlessness.


Complementary Medicine is a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of western medicine. Complementary therapies can often help improve quality of life and health outcomes in individuals living with long-term illness.


Well-being is a broad term that means different things to different people, and for which there is no single definition. Several factors contribute to (or take away from) one’s well-being. A few of these are included in the below word cloud. These individual factors impact our emotional and mental health, which in turn impact our overall well-being state. The CDC describes “well-being” as judging life positively and feeling good. For purposes of My Choices, “Well-being” is a description of your mental and emotional health.

Stress Management

Chronic stress contributes to anxiety, obesity, and heart disease, is linked to mental illnesses and pain, and is also a risk factor for substance abuse. Taking control of your stress with relaxation techniques is an excellent way to protect your overall health by counteracting its negative effects.

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.

– Viktor E. Frankel

Our Programs

My Choices

The Caring Ambassadors Program provides tools to help you recognize and act upon what you can control in your health care journey to achieve optimal healing, regardless of the illness you face. 

Caring Ambassadors Symbol. A mobius ribbon reminding us health is interconnected.

Hepatitis C

We are honored to serve the community to eliminate the largest infectious disease outbreak of our time; we promise to be BOLD in creating paths to health and making hepatitis C history.


Lung Cancer

We Empower patients and providers with access to free educational materials, and resources and Advocate for access to screening and treatment for lung cancer for all communities. 


Weekly News Update

My Choices News Update

Understanding and Reducing Your Cancer Risk: Insights from Dr. Jon Ebbert“February marks National Cancer Prevention Month, a time when we turn our collective focus towards the prevention strategies that can help us reduce the risk of cancer. A leading voice in this...

Hepatitis C News Update

Hepatitis C virus antibody seropositivity is associated with albuminuria but not peripheral artery disease in patients with type 2 diabetes“In conclusion, severely increased albuminuria, but not the ABI, showed a significant association with HCV Ab seropositivity in...

Lung Cancer News Update

How thawing Arctic permafrost could cause lung cancer“Among the cataclysmic effects of global warming, not many of us have considered a potential rise in cancer cases. And yet, thawing permafrost in the Arctic could provoke just that. The layer, which keeps the ground...

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Empowering people to be ambassadors for their health since 1997.