Importance of senior denominational leadership in systematic change: Reshaping the black church's response to HIV through the black church and HIV: The social justice imperative initiative
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Diversity and culture
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Social and behavioral sciences
Analyze the current vacuum in the Black Church’s response to the HIV epidemic in Black America – particularly at the senior denominational leadership level – and create a platform for systematic change to engage leaders in filling the void.
Keyword(s): African American, Faith Community
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have directed the NAACP Health Department's initiative titled The Black Church and HIV: The Social Justice Imperative since its inception and continue to provide oversight for the direction and success of the project.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.