Faith and Health Partnerships Monthly

A Resource Toolkit for Faith Leaders

Welcome to the February 2023 issue of Faith and Health Partnerships Monthly. We hope you find these resources and tips helpful as you care for members of your congregation and community.

If you have questions or topic ideas for future issues, please reach out to us. We'd love to hear from you!

February Observances

Black History Month

Black History Month allows us to pause and remember the countless contributions African Americans have made throughout our country’s history.  You and your congregation can observe Black History Month in a variety of ways.

Learn more

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Feb. 7

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a day to increase awareness about HIV among Black communities and encourage people to get involved in prevention efforts, get tested, and get treatment if they are living with HIV.

Learn more

Celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month Festival

Throughout February

Sponsored by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History

This virtual and in-person festival of events will address “Black Resistance” in the arts, the Black Press, and the Black Church.

Events include virtual book talks, Shirley Chisholm Play - Campaign '72, a Conversation with Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III of the Smithsonian Institution, and much more.

Learn More About National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Virtual townhall: Together…we can make HIV Black History

Feb. 7, 2:00 p.m.

Sponsored by National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

This event is designed to fuel strategic efforts in Black communities to end the HIV epidemic by:

  • Enhancing HIV awareness across social and service sectors,
  • Discussing HIV stigma across sectors that serve or impact Black communities, and
  • Providing insight into social nuances, resources, and gaps that help or hinder community HIV testing, treatment, and prevention from community change agents.

Caring for Mind

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Teen dating violence occurs more often than we may think. Learn more about this issue and share resources in your bulletins, social media sites, and other outlets.

See the Toolkit

Caring for Body

American Heart Month

Learn how you can incorporate heart-healthy tips into your lifestyle.

See Resources

Caring for Spirit

Random Acts of Kindness Day and Week, Feb. 17 and Feb. 14-20, highlight ways we can share kindness in our homes, communities, and congregations. 

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness flyer.

Black History Month Worship Bulletin.

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Flyer

Teen Dating Violence Toolkit

American Heart Month Flyer PDF and Word

American Heart Month Resources

Random Acts of Kindness Flyer

Kindness Resources

Who We Are

Aurora Faith and Health Partnerships

We work side-by-side with faith communities to promote health equity by mobilizing the transforming power of social connectedness and spiritual wisdom.

Our core belief: Drawing on the wisdom of our religious traditions and the best social and public health science, we believe that positive, mutual relationships and the intentional practice of faith are at the heart of what creates equitable health and well-being for individuals, congregations and communities.

Learn more about our work in English and Spanish.

We blend the strengths of Aurora Health Care with the strengths of your congregation to improve the health of those in your community.

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