Willona Stallings, PHW Program Coordinator, co-authored a section on working with faith communities to improve population health in the September/October issue of the NC Medical Journal (NCMJ). Stallings highlighted the intrinsic strengths of congregations across NC and the US to create community change, namely their existing infrastructures (e.g., space for promoting physical activity) and built-in social support. Information about resources to help congregations effectively promote health, such as PHW’s mini-grants and free Automated External Defibrillators and CPR training, was also provided. Finally, Stallings underscored the importance of partnering with other faith and public health leaders, both at the state and local levels, to improve clergy and congregant health. Click here to download a copy of the latest NCMJ.
–Willona Stallings, PHW Program Coordinator