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Today, we’re excited to highlight the work that NC State Extension has been doing to support faith communities in Stokes County, North Carolina! Heros Helping Heroes, also known as Seeds of Hope, is a set of cooking/nutrition classes for low-resourced and foster families in Stokes County. “I set up my class so that kids were… Read more »

In the twin counties of Edgecombe and Nash in eastern NC, Down East Partnership for Children (DEPC) continues to build partnerships for health promotion between community organizations and faith communities. The non-profit organization, located in Rocky Mount, NC, supports a healthy start for area children by creating and increasing access to high quality early care… Read more »

Are you, or do you know, someone who could benefit from a FREE 12-month program that can help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes? Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes is an online 12-month CDC-recognized diabetes prevention program. The program was created using proven strategies to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Key concepts include planning,… Read more »

If your faith community is in need of funding support for supplies, outreach efforts, or educational events you would like to do between now and June 29, 2019, the Cancer Prevention and Control Branch, N.C. can help!

Since the summer of 2018, Alivia Faris has worked alongside Lay Leaders to deliver Faithful Families to church members of Louisa United Methodist Church in Louisa, Kentucky.  Faris is the County Agent for the Family and Consumer Sciences Education program at University of Kentucky Extension.  Over the past few years, she has developed a long-term… Read more »

  As February approaches, now’s your chance to celebrate Heart Health Month.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the US, but it can often be prevented when people make healthier choices and manage their condition. Our partners in the Cancer Control and Prevention Branch and WISEWOMAN Program developed the Go Red Toolkit for… Read more »

With the recent hurricane in North Carolina, our minds and hearts are with all those who suffered, and are still suffering, through the aftermath.  The days and weeks after a disaster can be hard.  Everyone who sees, hears about, or experiences the disaster, is affected in some way.  It is natural to worry about your… Read more »

    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 Eating Smart 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 »