Webcast on Religion & Public Health Partnerships! April 3, 2019

Free webcast on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 to celebrate and discuss the March 2019 American Journal of Public Health special section on “Faith-based organizations and Public Health Practice.”  The  webcast,”Finding Common Ground:  Partnerships  in  Religion  and Public Health,” will be sponsored by the Religion and Public Health Collaborative at Emory University. Join via livestream from 1-5 PM (Eastern Standard Time) at:

http://bit.ly/AJPH-RPHC

The event will take place in the Lawrence P. and Anne Estes Klamon Room, Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Rollins School of Public Health. More about the event from the flier:

“The March issue of the American Journal of Public Health highlights the wide range of partnerships between faith communities and public health agencies. The goal of this conference is to recognize the contributors to the AJPH Special Section and hear their ‘backstory’. Panelists will include the authors, editorial writers, the AJPH Editor and Guest Editors, students from Emory’s Candler School of Theology and Rollins School of Public Health, and representatives of local Atlanta faith-based organization partners.

“Partnerships between the faith-based and public health sectors are not new–they are multifaceted and longstanding, extending back decades. Both research and practice on religion and public health have had a special focus at Emory University and the Carter Center. Religious congregations and faith-based organizations are players in their communities–they present a visible, public face to their communities by providing leadership and capacity for service to others. These social-capital assets are of special value in communities of color and of poverty, and elsewhere that social and economic resources are in short supply.”

 

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