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South Carolina Prevention Research Center Hosts “Engaging Faith-based Organizations in Health Initiatives” Seminar

The University of South Carolina Prevention Research Center will host a seminar, Engaging Faith-based Organizations in Health Initiatives, focused on strategies for partnering with faith-based organizations in health initiatives at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 29 in the Russell House Theater (1400 Greene Street, Columbia, SC 29208). Reverend Kenneth Taylor, Pastor of Turner Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC) in West Columbia, will give the keynote address.

Reverend Taylor is a graduate of the University of South Carolina (African American History and Accounting). His church has an active health ministry that includes an emphasis on community outreach and has participated in Faith, Activity, and Nutrition Program—a partnership between the 7th Episcopal District of the AME church and several universities in South Carolina.

Reverend Taylor’s address will be followed by a panel discussion with local experts on lessons learned from successful partnerships. This discussion will include key considerations and strategies for success in engaging faith-based organizations in health initiatives.

Please RSVP via phone (803-777-4253) or email (mmixon@sc.edu). Continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education are available. Visitors may park in the Bull Street Parking Garage, located at the corner of Bull and Blossom Streets behind the Russell House.