IHP Editorials

Not All FBOs on “Obama’s Evangelical Gravy Train”

Not All FBOs on “Obama’s Evangelical Gravy Train”

On July 8, 2014 The Nation published an article criticizing the Obama administration for its continued funding of programs run by conservative Christian religious groups (Obama’s Evangelical Gravy Train, The Nation). A number of the faith-based programs named in the article have received funding from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The article […]

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IHP Reports

Essential Partners

Essential Partners

Essential Partners:  The Scope of the Contributions of Faith-based Health Systems to HIV Prevention, Treatment and Support in Kenya This report provides a thorough overview of the contributions of faith-based health systems and health facilities to the provision of HIV services in Kenya. The substantial contributions of faith-based health systems to healthcare services have been […]

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Valuing Every Human Life

Valuing Every Human Life

Valuing Every Human Life:  How Faith-based Organizations Can Support Key Populations with HIV Prevention, Treatment, and Support Services Around the world, HIV prevalence rates for commercial sex workers (CSW), people who inject drugs (PWID), and men who have sex with men (MSM) outpace prevalence rates for the population as a whole. Religion has a complex […]

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Public Health and Faith Community Partnerships

Public Health and Faith Community Partnerships

IHP, in partnership with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), has published a resource guide and toolkit, Public Health and Faith Community Partnerships:  Model Practices to Increase Influenza Prevention Among Hard-to-Reach Populations. The Model Practices Framework provides strategies to identify and engage faith-based organizations as partners in community health promotion and disease […]

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Featured IHP News

Outstanding Work of Long-standing IHP Partner Profiled on BBC News

Outstanding Work of Long-standing IHP Partner Profiled on BBC News

Nyumbani, a Kenyan faith-based organization that is one of the world’s largest pediatric HIV service providers, was profiled on BBC News on July 20. Nyumbani runs three programs: Nyumbani Home, Lea Toto, and Nyumbani Village. Nyumbani Home, the oldest of Nyumbani’s programs, is a permanent home to approximately 120 children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. Lea Toto […]

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Best Practices for Translations & Reaching Sub-Populations

Best Practices for Translations & Reaching Sub-Populations

On Thursday, July 10, the Joint Information Branch and NPHIC will co-host a call about sharing information during emergencies and disasters with Best Practices for Translations & Reaching Sub-Populations.  The panel-format call will feature presentations from Mimi Kiser with the Interfaith Health Program at Emory University, Lisa Briseño with CDC’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and […]

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Emory Students in Kenya

Emory Students in Kenya

The Interfaith Health Program is collaborating with Emory’s Religion and Public Health Collaborative and Emory’s Global Health Institute to support four students working and studying in Kenya during the summer of 2014.  These students will be working with Kenyan program partners to better understand the scale and distinctive characteristics of services provided by faith-based organizations.  […]

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The Normal Heart Movie Premiere

The Normal Heart Movie Premiere

IHP, in partnership with AID Atlanta, Rollins School of Public Health, and Emory University’s Center for AIDS Research, sponsored the premiere of the HBO Films drama The Normal Heart on May 14 at the Carter Center. Adapted from Larry Kramer’s groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning play of the same name, The Normal Heart tells the story of […]

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Ambassador Deborah Birx Named Named U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

Ambassador Deborah Birx Named Named U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

IHP and the Joseph W. Blount Center congratulate Dr. Deborah Birx on her confirmation as Ambassador at Large and Coordinator of U.S. Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally.  As the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Ambassador Birx will oversee the implementation of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) as well as all U.S. […]

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Webinar:  Public Health and Faith Community Partnerships Model Practices

Webinar: Public Health and Faith Community Partnerships Model Practices

PUBLIC HEALTH AND FAITH COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS:  MODEL PRACTICES PURPOSE: The purpose of this learning event was to disseminate knowledge and promote replication of model practices known to contribute to the reach of seasonal influenza prevention to vulnerable, at-risk, and minority populations. The focus was on a new toolkit and case examples that demonstrate these model […]

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