Advancing Spiritual Care Through Research

Faith–Health Collaboration to Improve Community and Population Health: Proceedings of a Workshop

On March 22, 2018, an ad hoc committee planned and convened a one-day public workshop that explored challenges and opportunities for health sector actors that engage with faith-based health assets. The workshop provided an overview of faith-based assets in communities and their relationship to population health and the work of health improvement; highlighted areas where faith-based health assets are using evidence to inform their work and demonstrating effectiveness in improving health outcomes; provided examples of effective partnerships involving faith-based health assets; and shared lessons learned from working with faith-based assets that could contribute toward principles for engagement for health care organizations and public health agencies.