Community Interventions: Meet Our Partners

Working Together To Promote Healthy Outcomes In Diverse Communities Through Data Analytics And Education

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Health Champions

Trusted voices in the community are ESSENTIAL partners in promoting health equity, engaging and educating diverse and underserved populations as well as connecting them to social determinants of health needs and health care. SHC programs engage churches, barbers and hair stylists in these activities.


Become a Health Champion today!

We create communications toolkits that faith leaders, barbers and stylists can use to engage in conversation with their community members about a variety of health topics that affect them.

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Faith Health Alliance

The Center for Sustainable Health Care and Equity is working with a network of pastors on the Faith Health Alliance — an effort to increase awareness of a variety of health topics in underserved communities throughout the United States.

Respected faith leaders can lead to sustainable and accountable health outcomes in communities of color. The church is a cornerstone of community health promotion in underserved communities with a goal to expand into a variety of health issues.

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HAIR Wellness Warriors

The Health Advocates In-Reach and Research (HAIR) Wellness Warriors has partnered with the Center for Sustainable Health Care and Equity (SHC) Health Champions Program to expand the Wellness Warriors program, which originated in Baltimore, MD, to over 20 additional geographical locations across the country to increase health awareness, and increased vaccination rates in African American and Hispanic communities.


HAIR Wellness Warriors have come together from across the nation to protect communities from health illiteracy and inequity in a variety of health conditions, including diabetes, cancer, and lupus. They provide education and outreach through barbershops and salons. Barbers and stylists provide an approach focusing at the hyperlocal level to understand people’s beliefs and concerns, encourage conversation, and spark healthy outcomes.

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