The Caucus on Public Health and the Faith Community (Est. 1996) represents the growing recognition that health issues are not the exclusive domain of the work force or community-at-large. Significant interventions and major health promotion programs can be found in the nation’s churches, synagogues and mosques. Faith-based services reach individuals that might not otherwise receive services. There is an increase in the number of churches identifying parish nurses to help meet the needs of elderly and recovering congregations. The Caucus develops programs that inform and explore the growing health care and education movement among the nation’s faith traditions.
Chair and Caucus Collaborative Representative: Dorine Brand
Program Co-Chairs: Jacqueline Tiema-Massie, Barbara Baylor
Governing Council Representatives: Dorine Brand, Barbara Baylor