No matter if you have a robust health ministry or nothing at all, we will assist you in achieving your Faith Community health goals- big or small.
Faith Community Health Partnership
Your Faith Community’s health is important to Austin Public Health. We understand health is more than just physical. Health includes mind, body, and soul. The Faith Community Health Partnership provides an expert guide to connect you to resources and help you develop ways to positively impact health through health goals. The desire is to have a committed partnership between Austin Public Health and the Faith Community to meet two Chronic Disease health goals to start.
You can also get recognized by our local Mayor’s Health & Fitness Council (MHFC) for achieving your goals toward a healthier faith community.
If you want to increase the health of your community, we would love to help.
How We Can Help
Here are a few examples of services and programs available
Expert advice and technical assistance for developing and setting health goals for the prevention of chronic disease.
The Basics – Healthy Ministry Conversation. – 3-part interactive discussion for faith communities looking to start a health Ministry.
- Introduction: Faith and Health connection
- Planning: Learning what your faith community wants and needs
- Getting Started: Communication and organizing
See what other Faith communities said about their Faith Community Health partnership experience.
Being part of this partnership gave us the resources and tools to try new ways to bring health activities to our congregation. Walking with Faith was tailored to meet our cultural needs and we had a great time and grew physically and spiritually.
Taking part in this program allowed our congregation to see APH as a partner on a personal level. It allowed our congregation to understand the APH program and answer any questions we had regarding APH’s work for the individual and the community.
The best part of this partnership is knowing we were helping our church body become more physically active and doing self-care. It made us more aware of having to create ways to exercise to get moving.