Partners in Health and Wholeness (PHW), an initiative of the North Carolina Council of Churches, is designed to bridge issues of faith, health, and justice. In order to live out the example of Jesus Christ – someone who dedicated his life to healing the sick, guiding the lost, and comforting the downcast – this initiative seeks to provide people of faith with the tools necessary to lead healthier more fulfilling lives. We believe that “health” is defined by many factors that support holistic well-being. This belief is what inspired the development of the following focus areas: tobacco cessation and prevention, healthy eating, increased physical activity, mental health advocacy and education, healthy aging, and harm reduction. By improving the health and well-being of people of faith, we hope to impact the larger community and ultimately reduce the health care burden on our state. Thanks to The Duke Endowment and Open Society Foundations for making this work possible!
Join our network of partners across North Carolina living out God's image through deepening their spiritual connections to health. Application open Jan. 15-Nov. 30.
Congregations who join the PHW Collaborative and did not receive a grant in the 2019 winter cycle and 2020 spring or summer cycle are eligible to apply in our 2020 fall cycle. Application open Oct. 1-Nov. 30.
PHW Collaborative member faith communities are mobilizing to meet important needs during COVID-19. We are inspired by these efforts and proud to share their stories as we navigate these times of uncertainty.
Re-imagining Health Ministries
We have compiled ideas for congregations to remain connected during COVID. We hope this list can offer ways to stay engaged with the PHW Collaborative and use PHW Mini-Grant funds.