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.
Key Measures & Outcomes
Individual Level by 2030:
Increase the number of individuals being served by congregational health programs and services.
Reduce the overall burden of preventable diseases among African Americans served by congregational health programs and services.
Increase positive health behaviors and outcomes among African-Americans served by congregational health programs and services.
Level By 2030:
80% of local congregations participating in the Healthy Churches 2030 Initiative will have an established health ministry.
Participating Healthy Churches 2030 Initiative congregations will have successfully implemented three or more sustainable health programs related to Roadmap 2030: The Black Health Agenda.
Level By 2030:
50% of congregations participating in the Healthy Churches 2030 Initiative will have implemented two or more community programs that support one of the following: increased awareness regarding local health policy ssues, increased access to health services/resources, increased financial literacy, increased access to jobs or educational opportunities for African Americans, increased access to quality food security.