Faith communities receive education materials as well as access to classes and workshops. In addition, Lay Health Champions are trained to teach nutrition/cooking demonstrations and co-deliver the 9-week Faithful Families curriculum.
Health education materials such as handouts, posters, and toolkits are available. Some materials will be used to promote monthly health observances and host themed Sunday service activities. See toolkit examples below.
Go Red For Women® Sunday
The American Heart Association’s initiative, Go Red For Women® is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally. Faith communities host a Go Red For Women® Sunday to give congregants the information and tools they need to help save the lives of their mothers, sisters, aunts, daughters, grandmothers, best friends and themselves.
Power Sunday is designed to increase stroke awareness and prevention through faith communities across the nation. Faith communities host a Power Sunday to provide congregants with information and tools they need to save lives.
Education Classes, Workshops, and Programs
The CHM Program will also offer:
Train the Trainer cooking demonstration workshops
Lay Health Champions serving on their Health Ministry Teams receive training to facilitate demonstrations for their congregations.
Education classes are open to the community throughout the year
Faith communities participating in quarterly CHM meetings can submit a request for a specialty education class or program at their congregation to Jenn West, Healthy Rowan Program Manager: Click here or call (704)-787-1988.
Community wide challenges to increase physical activity and healthy eating
Challenges such as the Faithful Families walking challenge are open to the public and held annually at local churches. These challenges include education and peer support.