National & International Partners

Published On 07/11/2011

International Religious Health Assets Program (IRHAP): is a research collaborative that seeks to develop a systematic knowledge base of religious health assets, to assist in aligning and enhancing the work of both religious health leaders and public policy makers in their collaborative effort to meet the challenge of disease, hence to promote sustainable health, especially for those who live in poverty or under marginal conditions. The Center Of Excellence in Faith & Health is a key partner in IRHAP since its earliest days as the Africa Religious Health Assets Program (ARHAP). On the ARHAP Web site, Memphis is recognized as one of its study sites, but in 2011 ARHAP became IRHAP, recognizing the increasingly global utility of its work. The IRHAP network includes partners at institutions such as the University of Cape Town, Emory University, the University of KwaZulu Natal, the University of the Witwatersrand, the Vesper Society, DIFAEM, WCC, etc.

The Interfaith Health Program and Global Ministries (IHP, Emory University): seeks to align the Faith and Health movement through integrated action strategies among public health entities, hospital systems, seminaries and denominational and interfaith religious structures. IHP is a long-standing partner of the Center of Excellence in Faith & Health.

Wesley Theological Seminary (Washington): collaborative teaching between faculty and Center of Excellence in Faith & Health staff

Other National and International Partners:

  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Congregational Nurse Network (Parish Nurses)
  • Duke Divinity School
  • Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health
  • Health and Human Services Office of Faith and Community Partners
  • Merck Pharmaceuticals
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • School of Servant Leadership
  • The Amazing Pace and LifeBux
  • The Carter Center Mental Health Program
  • The Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Funding Partners

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Cerner Corporation
  • Cigna Community Grants
  • Emory Dept of Global Health (Rollins School of Public Health)
  • Health and Human Services, Office of Faith Based and Community Partnerships
  • Assisi Foundation
  • Wilson Foundation