Faith and Health
Faith and Health Educator Directory
Meet the educators from around the country who are unlocking the potential of our religious diversity to strengthen well-being.
Published December 2023
Meet the Network
This directory features more than 70 educators who have partnered with IA to help unlock the positive potential of our nation’s religious diversity in health settings. The list includes faculty, administrators, and staff from religious studies, pre-health programs, public health, and beyond. Through course and curricular design, research, guild service, and campus-community partnerships, they work to engage diverse identities and communities to strengthen human wellbeing. Interfaith America is proud to recognize this esteemed group of innovative, committed educators. Feel free to contact any network members directly, or reach out to our team directly with further questions. (Note: Many publications mentioned in their profiles are co-authored or edited.)
Engaging Religious Identity in Healthcare
This resource provides strategies for healthcare providers to frame the conversation on religion and medicine in a manner focused on providing the best care to all people.
Case Studies: Engaging Religious Diversity in Health Fields
Written in partnership with health fields faculty, medical practitioners, and bio-ethics students, these case studies describe real-life scenarios from health care settings in which religious identity plays a significant role.
Leveraging the Power of Religious Diversity in Health Fields
Highlighting best practices and key pedagogies, this article profiles campuses that have successfully integrated religious diversity education into health fields curricula.
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Suzanne Watts Henderson
Senior Director, Faith & Health
We particularly focus on incorporating evidence based psychological practices and principles within the scope of chaplaincy practice and collaborating effectively with MH and other healthcare professionals.
—Naomi Yavneh Klos & C. Melissa Snarr