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Faith & Health

Engaging religious diversity to strengthen health across the nation

FAITH & HEALTH

Listen to stories and facilitated conversation about the rich promise, even urgency, of engaging religious identity in health-related settings.

About Faith & Health

The Big Picture

Our diverse religious identities and communities are a powerful source of trust and social capital in strengthening our nation’s health. Failing to engage our nation’s religious diversity leaves a powerful resource on the table in promoting equitable health across the nation.

The Opportunity

Religiously diverse communities are integral to personal and community health in essential ways. Faith-based organizations already deliver significant and vital social services, especially within minority communities. Religious communities are also powerful reservoirs of trust and social capital with unique ability to serve as partners in promoting positive health. Further, health professionals who have religious literacy can ensure productive, positive engagement at every stage of care.

What We Do

Interfaith America works with a growing network of campuses and community partners to leverage religion as a positive factor throughout the healthcare ecosystem. From granting to skill-building to networking, our programs empower local leaders to identify and activate around critical health priorities. Through our programs, we imagine a world where religiously diverse communities are engaged as key partners in the essential work of equitable healthcare and health outcomes.

Featured Faith & Health Resources

IA Faith HIV and AIDS Capacity Building Grant

Interfaith America is partnering with the Gilead Compass Initiative to address the ongoing HIV and AIDS epidemic head-on.

Faith in the Vaccine Ambassadors Carolinas

Deepening campus community ties as we raise vaccination rates.

Religious Identities and the Race Against the Virus

Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and Interfaith America (IA) research shows the sharp divide among Americans on the role of religion in vaccine exemptions.

Partner With Us

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

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