October 30, 2013
Faithful Families would like to learn about the use of North Carolina congregations’ facilities by outside groups and individuals through a Faith Community Facility Use Agreement Survey. Findings from this survey will help our staff and community partners – Voices into Action, North Carolina Council of Churches Partners in Health and Wholeness, and the NC Division of Public Health – develop resources and trainings on how congregations can use their facilities to promote physical activity.
June 26, 2013
by Melissa Buckner
Over the last three years, the focus of Eat Smart Move More Colleton County (ESMMCC) in South Carolina has been the Let’s Go Healthy Community project. “Let’s Go!” is a comprehensive, sustainable action plan to combat childhood obesity by improving the community’s access to healthy food and physical activity. The campaign engages the entire community including schools, worksites and faith-based organizations. This multi-sector approach affects children through direct intervention and by indirect intervention through reaching out to the adults important in the child’s life. Let’s Go is being evaluated by a team from the University of South Carolina. The results of the evaluation are shared with community stakeholders.
May 31, 2013
Partners in Health and Wholeness (PHW) is an initiative of the North Carolina Council of Churches to develop partnerships with faith communities to promote health for all members. In addition to connecting faith communities with valuable health resources, PHW certifies congregations at the Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels to recognize them for the work they do to promote health. Many Faithful Families congregations in North Carolina apply for certification and mini-grants through PHW, and our partners at PHW also provide information about Faithful Families to their certified congregations. It’s a wonderful partnership!