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  • Writer's pictureQuisha Umemba

Umemba Health celebrates CHW Instructor Jessica Chester

Updated: Oct 31, 2022

Congratulations to Jessica "J.R." Chester for receiving the 2022 Healthy Teen Network's Outstanding Former Young Parent Award! Read more here.

JR is a Community Health Worker Instructor and Curriculum Devleopment Consultant at Umemba Health LLC. She currently serves as a Program Director for Healthy Futures of Texas where she oversees the Texas Youth-Friendly Initiative and Texas Is Ready programs. Inside and outside of this role, J.R. is an advocate for birth equity. She provides care as a certified birth doula, certified lactation counselor, child birth educator, and certified child passenger safety technician to growing families.

With her background as a sexual health educator and her lived experience as a former repeat teen parent, she has made it her life's mission to help individuals and families achieve optimal pre-conception, pregnancy, birth, and parenting experiences through informed decision making, reproductive life planning, equitable access to care, education, and support.

Umemba Health congratulates J.R. for her award and well-deserved accomplishment. She is an invaluable asset to the team and a fierce ally helping to improve health outcomes and advance health equity. We are extremely proud and honored to her as a CHW Instructor sharing her lived experiences and perspectives with our CHW students. Congratulations J.R.!

For more information or to find out how JR can assist with your program needs, reach out to JR directly at


Umemba Health helps public health organizations and healthcare systems to educate their frontline workforce, empower their leadership, and expand their community presence to elevate the lives of the individuals and communities they serve. For more information about our consulting and training solutions that increase workforce readiness and support career development for Community Health Workers, visit our website at

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