About the Healthy Churches 2030 Initiative
Healthy Churches 2030 Initiative is a national campaign that seeks to incorporate key strategies and activities outlined by the U.S. Health & Human Services, Healthy People 2030 Initiative into its network of congregational health ministries and programs.
Healthy Churches 2030 Initiative is keenly focused on faith-based approaches to public health issues that support integrating cultural and science-based strategies within congregations throughout urban and rural communities.
Healthy Churches 2030 Initiative in conjunction with Roadmap 2030: The Black Health Agenda, will effectively address health disparities among primarily African American communities. The Healthy Churches 2030 Initiative provides parallel approaches to Healthy People 2030 related to health education, promotion, and programming.
Key Determinants of Health
- Climate Change
- Poverty/Economical Issues
- Social norms
- Influencers/Change Agents
- Access to Healthcare
- Available Healthcare Resources
- Quality/Equitable Health Solutions
- Generational Factors
- Cultural Beliefs
- Healthy Literacy
Why is the Initiative Important?
The Healthy Churches 2030 Initiative will strengthen and promote the capacity of congregations serving primarily African Americans to invest in evidence-based activities aimed at health promotion, disease management, clinical research engagement, and overall well-being of mind, body, and spirit. Congregations, led by their leaders, are encouraged and empowered to connect efforts of their health ministries in ways that mirror sustainable, effective public health efforts. Support will be provided to health ministries in various areas of capacity development, resulting in the delivery of programs and services that meet the needs of African Americans at the following levels.