Virtual National Training

The Faithful Families National Training is ideal for those who wish to implement the Faithful Families program in their local communities, but we will also share strategies for train-the-trainer programs.

During this training, you will:

  • Hear from the Faithful Families development team about the importance of faith-based health promotion.
  • Explore concrete strategies to implement environmental changes in faith communities, drawing on resources from the Faithful Families program.
  • Receive training on the Faithful Families curriculum, and develop a plan to train others in your community on the program.
  • Discuss strategies for train-the-trainer programs.
  • Develop an action plan to implement Faithful Families in your local community, and receive feedback from our development team on that plan.

This training is delivered online, via NC State’s Moodle Platform.  The training is module-based, and participants can work at their own pace.  Participants will have a year of access to the online course materials.

Register for the Virtual National Training here.


The Faithful Families National Training modules include:


Understanding the Importance of Faith-based Health Promotion Participants will:

  • Understand the role faith communities can play in health promotion efforts.
  • Explain the theories used to develop the Faithful Families program.
Working with Faith Communities


Participants will:

  • Explore best practices and strategies for reaching out to and effectively partnering with communities of faith.
Curriculum Overview


Participants will:

  • Understand the Faithful Families curriculum, including instructional tools and materials.
  • View a curriculum demonstration by a seasoned trainer and facilitator, including tips on effective food demonstration
Policy, Systems, and Environmental (PSE) Supports Participants will:

  • Understand the importance of PSE changes to the Faithful Families Program.
  • Explore PSE changes that can be implemented in communities of faith.


Participants will:

  • Understand and brainstorm practical ways to implement the Faithful Families evaluation tools.
Faithful Families Portal Overview


Participants will :

  • Discover how they can use the Faithful Families Portal to manage and track Faithful Families programming.
  • Decide whether they wish to use the FREE portal resources and, if yes, work with the Faithful Families team to create their own portal space.
Action Planning and Feedback


Participants will:

  • Develop an action plan to implement Faithful Families in their setting, using a discussion guide developed by the Faithful Families team.
  • Develop an action plan to create a training for Faithful Families in their community (if needed).
Success Stories and Lessons Learned


Participants will:

  • Understand challenges and barriers to partnering with communities of faith.
  • Explore resources and success stories to overcome challenges and barriers.




Training (online access to Moodle resources for up to one year, one participant access) $350
Curriculum $50



$50 grants you access to digital files of the curriculum as part of your online training. The link to all curriculum files will be included in the training website.