Faith Communities & Service Orgs Support Health

Waits River with Town Church

Faith communities and service organizations can play an important role in promoting health and reducing the risk of chronic disease. Service organizations include cultural, historical, fraternal, sororal, veteran or other community groups. Many look to their faith communities or service organizations for social support, information on family life, and to manage life's challenges. Studies have found church-based health interventions can have a small to moderate effect on eating fruits and vegetables, physical activity and weight. 

 

Health is a natural fit for faith communities & Service organizations

  • Over 21% of Vermonters attend religious services at least once a week, and 50% attend at least a few times a year. 
  • 60% of Vermont adults are either overweight or obese, making them more susceptible to chronic illness.
  • 24% of Vermont adults currently use tobacco, but 43% made a quit attempt in the past year.

FAITH COMMUNITY Sign-On with 3-4-50
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Service Organizations Sign-on with 3-4-50
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