Rooted in the belief of prayer and the healing power of Jesus Christ, we are Committed to the Health of our congregation and the community to educate, and motivate individuals which will enable them to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Our Vision To be proactive in managing health by providing educational workshops, events, speakers and written information each month to our diverse multicultural community to stress the importance of healthy lifestyle choices.
“What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's".1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (KJV)
The African American Community Profile:
- Young African Americans are living with diseases more common in older ages such as High Blood Pressure, Diabetes and Stroke.
- These diseases are still the leading causes of death in African Americans even though it has decreased since 2015.
- African Americans ages 18-49 are 2 times as likely to die from heart disease as whites.
- The prevalence of diabetes among African American adults is nearly twice as much as the prevalence among white adults.
- Although only 12% of the U.S. population, African Americans represent 44% of HIV diagnoses.
- African Americans had the largest incidence and death rates from colorectal cancer in 2017 compared with all other racial and ethnic populations.
- Among U.S. women, for all cancers combined the rate of new cancer cases is highest among White women, followed by Black, Hispanic, and other ethnic groups; however, death rates are highest among black women.
- Infants of African American women in 2015 had the highest mortality rate (11.3 per 1000 live births). This rate is more than twice the rate among infants of white women.
- Rates from homicide among African American males were the largest across all age, racial and ethnic groups.
- Reference: 2017 CDC Vital Signs Pub
Health & Healing Activities:
Annual Health Expo:
- Provide free health screenings and health professional speakers that present health related topics to the New Hope congregation and Southfield area communities.
Health Education Workshops:
- We offer a variety of interactive workshops on health related topics that provide information to encourage healthy lifestyles.
Care Giver Support Group:
- For caregivers who deal with the daily challenges of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementias our goal is to provide support and encouragement in a confidential biblical setting.
- All information shared will be kept confidential.
HEALTH & HEALING MINISTRY OFFICERS 2023
Charlene Southern, Director
Dorothy Edwards, Co-Chair
"But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed."
Isiah 53:5 (KJV)