Faith-Based Initiatives

The NYC Health Department's Center for Health Equity partners with faith-based groups in its efforts to address health inequities in the city.

Partnerships Approach

The City builds partnerships with communities of faith through borough-specific interfaith advisory groups. Through these groups, the department:

  • Listens to faith-based views on the planning and development of public health policies and programs.
  • Works with leaders of faith-based organizations to advocate for and support policies and programs designed to end health inequities.
  • Coordinates and implements wellness programs at the community level.

Programs and Initiatives

  • Citywide Food, Fitness and Faith Summits
  • Faith-Based Physical Activity Challenge (PDF)
  • Good Health Borough Campaigns
  • Citywide Cut the Salt Campaign
  • Healthy Families Brooklyn
  • Minority Males Wellness and Screening Initiative
  • NYC Walkers for Wellness Program
  • Faith-Based Breastfeeding Initiative
  • Food Desert Initiative
  • Mental Health Training