Faith & Health Collaborative Meets to Address Community Health Disparities

Faith & Health Collaborative Meets to Address Community Health Disparities

The Faith & Health Collaborative is an initiative that started as a partnership between the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance and the Greater Nashville Health Disparities Coalition. The group formed to address health disparities in the community by leveraging the intersection between faith and health.

After a nearly two-year pause, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the collaborative is meeting again! In the short time since the collaborative reconvened, the group of faith leaders, health professionals, and community members has set priorities, formed planning committees, and identified projects to support the community.

The Faith & Health Collaborative is open to any community member who would like to join. If you are interested in being a part of the collaborative, please join the next meeting on Thursday, August 18 at 10:00 a.m. The collaborative meets the third Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m.

If you would like to learn more and join a meeting, please reach out to Christopher Smith, MVA Community Engagement Coordinator, at

Faith and Health Collaborative overview and call to join

About the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance

The Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance is a collaborative initiative between Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Since 1999, faculty, researchers, health professionals, students, and community members have worked with the MVA to address health disparities. The MVA is committed to cultivating strategic partnerships, building community capacity, and facilitating research and learning opportunities. We seek to promote community resources and assets that strengthen connections between our institutions, partners, and the populations they serve.