Faith — Health Collaboration to Improve Population Health: A Workshop

When: March 22, 2018 (8:30 AM Eastern)
Where: Thomas J. Boyd Chapel • Shaw University

Topics Children and Families, Education, Public Health
Activity: Roundtable on Population Health Improvement
Board: Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice



On March 22, 2018, an ad hoc committee planned and convened a one-day public workshop that explored challenges and opportunities for health sector actors that engage with “faith-based health assets.” These organizations and social structures, in the form of congregations and religious community service networks, collaborate with others in communities, including health systems and public health agencies, to improve the conditions for health and well-being. The workshop (1) provided an overview of faith-based assets in communities and their relationship to population health and the work of health improvement; (2) highlighted areas where faith-based health assets are using evidence to inform their work and demonstrating effectiveness in improving health outcomes; (3) provided examples of effective partnerships involving faith-based health assets; and (4) shared lessons learned from working with faith-based assets that could contribute toward principles for engagement for health care organizations and public health agencies. 

A proceedings and a proceedings in brief of the presentations and discussion at the workshop will be prepared by a designated rapporteur in accordance with institutional guidelines.  

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