Helping Save Lives in Our Communities and Congregations

The Story

National Minority Quality Forum’s Center for Sustainable Health Care and Equity (NMQF-SHC) is working with a network of pastors on the Faith Health Alliance — an effort to increase awareness of the benefits of COVID-19 and influenza vaccination in African American communities throughout the United States.

Respected faith leaders can lead to sustainable and accountable health outcomes in Black communities. The Black church is a cornerstone of community health promotion and the flu vaccine is an easy way to begin and (sustain) health promotion in underserved communities with a goal to expand into a variety of health issues.

Meet the Team Behind Faith Health Alliance

The Purpose

The Rev. Dr. Terris King and Bishop Dr. J. L. Carter, leaders of Faith Health Alliance, have said African Americans have suffered vaccine disparities, COVID-19 infection and death, and other health inequities – through less knowledge and access, social and economic barriers and discrimination and bias in the health system. Pastors can play a pivotal role in closing these deadly gaps.

The church is committed to spiritual and physical healing – we are spirit and body,” the Rev. Dr. Carter said.

The Rev. Dr. Terris King expanded, “The interrelatedness of health equity and faith is being renewed nationally by the Faith Health Alliance, organized first to fight COVID and the Flu in 10 cities through increased Immunization. Prayerfully, this is a new beginning in addressing what Dr. King declared: “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhuman.”

National Minority Quality Forum with The Center of Sustainable Health Care Quality and Equity has provided a number of resources for the Faith Health Alliance. You can download it below.

View FHA Whitepaper

Special Thanks to Our Participating Pastors and Churches

Pastor Hosie Hopkins
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
Memphis, Tennessee

Pastor Nicole Slater
Payne Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church
Birmingham, Alabama

Pastor Charles McNeill
Unity Baptist Church
Washington, District of Columbia

Pastor Thurmond Bowens
Trinity Baptist Church
Columbia, South Carolina

Pastor Joe Ratliff
Brentwood Baptist Church
Houston, Texas

Pastor William Foster
Providence Baptist Church
Chicago, Illinois

Pastor Eric Goode
Peoples Baptist Church
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bishop Leofric Thomas, Sr.
Open Arms Community Church
Jacksonville, Florida

Pastor Shane Scott
Macedonia Baptist Church
Los Angeles, California

Pastor Paul Booth
Legacy Point Church
Cincinnati, Ohio

Pastor Erik Nation
Hope Center
Oakland, California

Pastor George Junior
Auxano Church
Clarksburg, West Virginia

Pastor Greg T. Frazier
Sweet Pilgrim of Faith
Gary, Indiana

Pastor Twana Harris
Carter Metropolitan Christian
Detroit, Michigan

Bishop Anthony Mclain
The Sanctuary at Kingdom Square
5300 Crain Hwy, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Resources for Faith Health Alliance

National Minority Quality Forum with The Center of Sustainable Health Care Quality and Equity has provided a number of resources for the Faith Health Alliance. You can download it below.

RESOURCES FOR FAITH HEALTH ALLIANCE

Here’s What’s Going on With Faith Health Alliance

People’s Baptist Church Event

Payne Chapel Flu Event

Open Arms Event

Brentwood Church Event

Unity Baptist Event

New Hope Baptist Event