Connect to a Regional Network in the Greater Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Northern VA area

Wesley Theological Seminary is a catalyst in the development of a program of faith and community-based health in the District of Columbia, greater Baltimore, and greater Northern Virginia.  The Heal the Sick Program is adapted from the transformative congregational health network model pioneered by Methodist LeBonheur Hospital system in Memphis, Tennessee known as the Memphis Community Health Network.

Through the Heal the Sick Program, Wesley equips faith community leaders who will support congregations’ development of health ministries and organize the community toward healthier lifestyles that reduce health disparities and poverty caused by chronic disease. This will be accomplished by bringing congregations and community organizations together with primary health care providers in relationships that promote wholistic health for the community, prevents disease and reduces hospital visits/readmissions.

If you would like more information about regional networks, please e-mail us at downtown@wesleyseminary.edu or call 202-706-6838.


D.C. Health Collaboration
Wesley Theological Seminary is working with D.C. congregations, Children’s National Medical Center, Howard University Hospital, D.C. Department of Health & Human Services - Places of Worship and the United States Department of Health and Human Services Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships to reduce health disparities in the District of Columbia through creation of faith and health partnerships. We are building and strengthening collaborations that bring together the resources of many organizations and congregations for improved community health. DC has some of the highest rates in the nation of HIV/AIDS, infant mortality, diabetes and asthma. Within D.C. there are tremendous disparities in health and health care access.

Baltimore Health Collaboration
Wesley Theological Seminary is working with Baltimore area congregations, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and the Baltimore-Washington Conference Hope for the City (Baltimore) initiative to improve the health of greater Baltimore residents through faith and health partnerships. We are working with several greater Baltimore congregational health ministries to develop a greater Baltimore regional network to provide a long term, sustainable structure for this work. We seek to build and strengthen collaborations that bring together the resources of many organizations and congregations for improved community health.

Northern Virginia Health Collaboration
Wesley Theological Seminary is working with Inova Health Care to improve the health of greater Northern Virginia residents through faith and health partnerships. We are working with congregations and Inova Health Care to build and strengthen collaborations that bring together the resources of hospital and community health care organizations and congregations for improved community health.

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