Virginia Partners in Prayer & Prevention will be awarding grants to faith-based institutions/organizations (places of worship) up to $40,000. Working in collaboration to advance health equity and address social determinants of health as they relate to COVID 19 health disparities among populations at higher risk that are underserved.
The purpose of the program is to address COVID-19 related health disparities and advance health equity by partnering and collaborating with Faith-Based Institutions/Organizations to address social determinants of health as they relate to COVID-19 health disparities. To reach populations at higher risk, underserved, and disproportionately affected—including racial and ethnic minority groups, and people living in rural communities. Funded recipients will implement a coordinated and holistic approach that builds on culturally, linguistically, and locally tailored strategies, programming and best practices to reduce COVID-19 risk. Working with faith-based institutions is essential to build and sustain trust, ensure equitable access to COVID-19-related services, and advance health equity to address COVID-19-related health disparities among populations at higher risk, underserved, and disproportionately affected.
Contact: Veronica Cosby, firstname.lastname@example.org
VDH Office of Health Equity, Virginia Partners in Prayer & Prevention Program Manager
Funding is made available through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Initiative to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities Among Populations at High-Risk and Underserved, Including Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations and Rural Communities.