The Activated Faith Community Challenge is an opportunity for Faith Based Organizations to increase their support of the health and well-being of their constituents. The challenge provides technical assistance, financial support and additional resources for a healthier organization. Those who participate will be recognized for their work in promoting a healthier community.
This will be the third year that this has been available to the faith community.
We know how important faith is to so many people in our community and we would like to partner with more faith communities in our area to work together towards our goals for an overall healthier community. This challenge is also a priority highlighted in our 2020-2023 Community Health Improvment Plan (CHIP).
Sponsors of the challenge are: Activate Allen County, Allen County Public Health, Lima Memorial Health System, and Mercy Health St. Rita's.
What is the Activated Faith Community Challenge Assessment? The Activated Faith Community Challenge Assessment can be used to measure changes in a faith community’s mental health, healthy eating, physical activity, and chronic disease prevention policies, practices, and environments. It is designed to be used at the beginning and end of a year in the Activated Faith Community Challenge. The comprehensive assessment provides the Activated Faith Community Challenge Assessment facilitators, faith community leaders, and lay leaders information about the strengths, resources, assets, and needs of the faith communities that will participate in the program.
How can you use the assessment in your faith community? Answer the questions to the best of your ability with what you know about your faith community. Once it is submitted, our Activated Faith Community Challenge Assessment facilitators will review your assessment and can help you work with the faith community on policy, systems, and environmental changes to support mental health, healthy eating, physical activity, and chronic disease management. After taking the assessment, you will also be provided technical assistance and tools to support this work. This may include financial assistance in sustainable programs and policies.
If you agree to participate, this assessment should take about 30 minutes to complete. The information you provide will be kept confidential. Your name will never be associated with any answer you provide. If you have questions about this assessment, please contact:
Nell Lester (firstname.lastname@example.org), Kayla Monfort (email@example.com), or Josh Unterbrink (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2021 Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2021.