This grant will support the work of the Ministerial Health Fellowship, a faith-based health care advocacy network that works with pastors and church leaders from New Britain, Hartford, and Middletown. Because many people turn to their religious leaders for help dealing with the stresses of health issues, faith leaders have a frontline view of the health care system. Working with Cross Street Training and Academic Center, as well as the North Central Regional Mental Health Board and other organizations, the Ministerial Health Fellowship has been educating pastors and church leaders about health care issues and advocacy. In the coming year, the group will focus on addressing systemic barriers to health care access in black communities.
Read more about the Ministerial Health Fellowship’s previous work.