Association of State and Territorial Health Officials & Emory University Interfaith Health Program. (2014). Public health and faith community partnerships: Model practices to increase influenza prevention among hard-to-reach populations. Arlington, VA: Authors.

Year: 2014


This resource guide and toolkit, published by the Interfaith Health Program at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in partnership with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) provides strategies to identify and engage faith-based organizationas partners in community health promotion and disease prevention outreach. Designed for both public health and religious leaders, the aims of the guide are to contribute to partnership-building capacity and to enhance the ability of public health to reduce the spread of influenza. For those whose work includes partnership building or community outreach in a public health agency or health care organization, the guide is designed to assist in strengthening collaborative relationships with faith-based organizations and to ensure optimum success in building new ones. For those who work as part of a faith-based organization that collaborates with public health and health care organizations, the guide is designed to strengthen successful partnerships and to help identify the unique capacities the faith community can contribute to achieving public health goals.

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