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Faith and Health Program Examples

On this page we feature YOUR efforts that are innovative and creative, or that have a well-established track record for effective work.  It doesn’t have to be big and fancy or even well-known.  We’re interested in highlighting projects that are leaning out farther to try to address the root causes of health inequities.

If you know of someone who is doing good work or if you’d like to submit your own work, contact us so we can include the story here.


A.C.T.S. of F.A.I.T.H. is a partnership between 11 churches on Chicago’s South Side and the University of Chicago to work together as the Faith and Health Collaborative to address health disparities and inequalities in South Side communities through faith-led initiatives.  The mission of A.C.T.S. of F.A.I.T.His to improve health outcomes in African Americans by connecting and mobilizing faith institutions to empower individuals and communities to take an active role in creating and fostering health and wellness. For more information please visit

One project A.C.T.S. of F.A.I.T.H. is currently focused on is addressing obesity.  AOF brought in City Produce Project to provide its service area with nutrition education programming and access to locally grown fresh vegetables. Click here to see an article about the project.

Moving Together in Health and Faith

Six churches in Central and Southeast Seattle expand their historical faith and health legacies to become leaders that model healthy eating and active living environments. They incorporate physical activity into their worship life and Christian Education and support community gardens to provide fresh vegetables to their members.  The churches are part of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work partnership in King County, Washington.

Video: Project Highlights

Pastors Speak:  Rev. Aaron WilliamsRev. Carey AndersonFather Fabian McDonald

The Ismaili Center

The Shia Ismaili Muslims are a community of ethnically and culturally diverse peoples living in over 25 countries around the world, united in their allegiance to His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan (known to the Ismailis as Mawlana Hazar Imam) as the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader), and direct descendant of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family). They have a strong emphasis and health and wholeness, particularly related to the health of families.

Family and Well-Being Initiatives

A joint project of Advocate Health Care & the OCEAN-HP at the University of Illinois at Chicago.