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    Hello from Faithful Families! We are excited to share the official  launch of our Faithful Families rebrand. To better reflect the program’s mission and vision, we have rebranded from Faithful Families Eat Smarting and Moving More to Faithful Families Thriving Communities. With this new name comes a new logo, website, and updates to… Read more »

  On December 13th and 14th, we held the first in-person Faithful Families training for our national partners in Raleigh, NC.  Five new partnering states joined the Faithful Families national partnership, and we had representatives from thirteen states across the U.S.

  Happy New Year, everybody! Can you believe we are halfway through January?  One thing to look forward to in February is celebrating Heart Health Month.  Our partners in the Cancer Control and Prevention Branch and WISEWOMAN Program developed the Go Red Toolkit for communities of faith.  You and your faith community can participate in Heart… Read more »

  Why is there such a stark discrepancy between the terms health and healthy churches? Shouldn’t there be more interwoven similarities between the two?  Amy Hanson, a strong promoter of faith community nursing, looked at this very issue in her state of Indiana. In the Fall 2017 Issue of Perspectives, Amy shared her experience with supporting health in… Read more »

  Our November webinar, Building Partnerships to Support Faithful Families, is now available in our webinar archive! Check out the webinar, along with presentation slides and helpful resources and tools.

The 2018 national call schedule is here!  Please mark the following dates and times on your calendar:   January 22, 2018 – 11:30am – 1:00pm EST  Led by Rev. James Kenady, Faith-Base Program Coordinator, UIC Chicago Partnership for Health Promotion Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships University of Illinois Hospital and Health Science Systems… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Dr. Carolyn Dunn Fall is in the air, and that means it’s time to cozy up with a warm pumpkin spice latte!  Instead of using up your calories for the day on a sugar-heavy Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, try this one instead and save on cash too.  Here is a recipe for… Read more »

Fall is one of our favorite seasons. The air is cooler, the days feel shorter, and there’s pumpkin everywhere! Pumpkins are loaded with Vitamin A, fiber, and low in calories.

  Guest Writer: Madi Johnson The Holiday Challenge is here! This holiday season, the only thing that should be “stuffed” is the turkey.  Many Americans gain between 1 and 5 pounds each holiday season.  While it may not sound like much, most people never manage to lose these extra pounds. You are invited to join the… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Lareissa Stumm   Close your eyes and imagine with me for a minute. Are you ready?  Eyes closed?  Okay, good. Now, imagine waking up on Monday morning refreshed and ready for a new week.  (Remember, you’re imagining– so this is completely realistic!) You have all the ambition in the world and you… Read more »