Since 2007, I’ve been involved in leading an initiative from the NC Division of Public Health and NC State Extension called Faithful Families Thriving Communities (previously known as Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More). From a pilot project in four counties in NC to a multi-state project covering the United States, it’s been such an honor to watch this program grow and be a part of the mission of inspiring faith communities to become catalysts for health in their communities.
Julia Yao and I were asked to write a piece for AJPH’s March issue on religion and health about Faithful Families’ state-level partnerships. It was really lovely to get to reflect on 10+ years of the program, particularly at a time when we are talking with local and national stakeholders about where and how the project should grow.
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