Engaging religious diversity to strengthen health across the nation
FAITH & HEALTH
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.
Our nation’s religious diversity is a key asset as we build healthier communities where everyone belongs. Interfaith America is working to leverage that strength throughout the health ecosystem.
Most of our neighbors see religion as a key part of their personal and social lives. And communities facing barriers to health care often turn to faith-based organizations to bridge gaps in information and access. Together, these indicators point to the need to engage our nation’s religious diversity thoughtfully and fruitfully in health-related settings.
At Interfaith America, we’re building communities of practice committed to unlocking the positive potential of religion in health-related settings. From undergraduate and graduate health professions programs to health-focused faith-based organizations to health system and public health leaders, we’re inspiring, equipping, and connecting those who are poised to bridge the gap between religion and health to promote individual and community flourishing.
Highlighting best practices and key pedagogies, this article profiles campuses that have successfully integrated religious diversity education into health fields curricula.
In commemoration of World AIDS Day on December 1, Interfaith America hosted a conversation exploring the critical role of Greek affiliated organizations in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
Religious leaders discuss the importance of COVID vaccines highlighting diverse faith traditions to bridge gaps in information and build trust in the vaccine.
With a proven model and trusted regional partners, we’re extending our vaccine outreach in the Carolinas.
We understand the importance of training religious leaders who have an awareness of social determinants of good health.
— JONATHAN LEE WALTON, DEAN, WAKE FOREST DIVINITY SCHOOL
Get inspired, equipped, and connected to unlock the potential of America’s religious diversity.