Please note that this not an opportunity for funding, but an opportunity for partnership as detailed below.
Faithful Families believes that communities of faith are important health advocates, particularly in communities affected by health disparities or lacking access to crucial resources. That’s why the program hopes to empower faith communities as they become change-makers in helping their communities thrive – physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Over the course of the program, Faithful Families engages each faith community in:1) Direct peer education2) Policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) supports3) Community engagement
To learn more about our approach and strategies, please visit: https://faithfulfamilies.com/what-we-do/our-approach/
Faithful Families commits to providing the following resources and ongoing technical assistance to each Implementing Partner:
1) Program materials: Faithful Families provides up-to-date curricula for partners to purchase as needed. Curricula can be purchased with an online order form. Learn more about what is included in our curricula here: https://faithfulfamilies.com/what-we-do/our-approach/direct-peer-education/ Faithful Families also provide supplemental tools and resources for implementation of policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) changes. Many PSE tools are available on our website: https://faithfulfamilies.com/tools-videos/policy-systems-environment-tools/
2) In-person training: Faithful Families offers an in-person training for all Implementing Partners, which is currently held in Raleigh, North Carolina. This training prepares each partner to implement and evaluate their Faithful Families programming, and provides strategies for train-the-trainer programs in the partner's home state. It also provides a networking opportunity for Implementing Partners to share challenges and best practices. Learn more about our next training opportunity: https://faithfulfamilies.com/get-involved/become-an-implementing-partner/2018-national-training/
3) Technical assistance: Faithful Families provides ongoing assistance through quarterly partner calls, newsletters, and webinars with expert panelists. Staff is also available for questions by e-mail and phone.
4) Program portal: Beginning in 2019, Implementing Partners will have access to Faithful Families' data collection, tracking, and reporting database. The portal gives each partner the ability to manage and track their Faithful Families programming.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
National Implementing Partners commit to the following:
1) Attend in-person training: Prior to program implementation, Implementing Partners should attend the in-person Faithful Families National Training.
2) Program coordination: Implementing Partners should designate one person who is the primary representative for program coordination and who serves as the primary contact with Faithful Families staff. This person will be the main administrator for Faithful Families programming and will communicate with Faithful Families staff.
3) Ordering program materials: Implementing Partners will order materials from an online ordering form. Invoices will be provided per request.
4) Local implementation costs: In addition from the costs of the Faithful Families curricula materials and in-person training, Implementing Partners incur local costs to provide Faithful Families programming. Local costs include: staff time for implementation (9+ weeks of class time per faith community program, and longer term support for PSE changes and community engagement); training health educators and Lay Leaders to facilitator program; food costs of approximately $100 for recipe taste-tests for 9+ class sessions; cooking equipment for use during classes; transportation for staff; and any incentives, funding, or resources that the Implementing Partners chooses to provide.
5) Submit yearly program evaluation: Each Implementing Partner should submit a yearly program evaluation to Faithful Families. This helps Faithful Families to build national evidence and provides another opportunity for partners to provide feedback for program improvement.