Shonta Chambers, MSW
Shonta Chambers, MSW, is a nonprofit executive and public health professional whose career spans more than 20 years’ experience in chronic disease prevention, health promotion, community engagement, and women’s health. As executive vice president of health equity initiatives and community engagement for Patient Advocate Foundation, she is responsible for the foundation’s national strategy to address health equity, with a specific focus on people with chronic and complex health conditions living in low-income communities with high rates of early death caused by health problems. Ms. Chambers specifically drives program initiatives that support minority populations with reading ability or understanding of medicine and healthcare. As the staff lead for PAF's health equity work promoting person-centered care, she works with the community to limit as many barriers to health care as possible.
Ms. Chambers also serves as the principal investigator for the SelfMade Health Network, one of eight national networks supported by CDC-RFA-DP18-1808: Networking2Save: CDC’s National Network Approach to Preventing and Controlling Tobacco-related Cancers in Special Populations. She leads the implementation of strategies to limit commercial tobacco use and promote early detection of cancer in low-income communities with the goal of decreasing related disparities.