Places of Worship Advisory Board (POWAB)
(202) 671-5063 or
Places of Worship Advisory Board (POWAB)
Good Day!

We the Co-Chairs of the Places of Worship Advisory Board invite you to our upcoming Zoom meeting, see information below. We have a special resource for you and your family, from the DC Health Hearing Aid Assistance Program (DC HAAP) provides District residents with a reimbursement to offset the cost of $500.00, see details information below in the newsletter.

POWAB hosts monthly meetings that are open to the public.
When: Every 2nd Friday each month
New Time: 12:00 PM -1:30 PM ( July 10, 2020) hosted on Zoom
To learn more about POWAB, visit us at DCHealth POWAB website
POWAB full body meetings are being held remotely.

Join POWAB Friday July 10, 2020 meeting
Times 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm on Zoom:
The Places of Worship Advisory Board (POWAB) consists of members of the regional faith community, partnering organizations, and departments of health in the Metropolitan Washington Region. POWAB exists to provide resources, advice, and supports efforts that result in improvements in whole person health for individuals, families, and communities. Our work focuses on the influence of faith institutions and faith-based organizations on the life and health of people who participate in faith-based services.
We are one in the Spirit of Love!
Rev. Darryl! Moch, one of POWAB Executive Leadership

We need your help to grow our presence and achieve our goal.
Please consider volunteering to become a part of his dynamic team
If your are interested or have questions see contact information

A Message from one of
 POWAB Chaplin's
Wo rst Pandemics in History During this period of global pandemic, it is comforting to remember or to know who in what you believe. Is there a power in the universe that is greater than the power of man, or is man the ultimate power?
I certainly believe in the supreme power of God. Some things are not readily explained by science. The 10 Plagues of Egypt and the 10 Worst Pandemics are examples. Man could not readily explain nor stop the effects of the 10 Plagues of Egypt. The death toll for the 10 Worst Pandemics has been recorded in millions. 
Whose report are you going to believe. We believe the Report of the Lord.
As the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) continues, we’re all adjusting to new realities, and many of us turn to prayer in times of crisis. Visit our Facebook page to get updated prayer. If you would like to add a prayer or positive message
please e-mail the Chaplins:
Rev. Dr. Barbara Q. Rainey, Chaplin E-mail: Email Pastor Rainey here
Rev.Chi Mauuso , Chaplin E-mail; Email Minister Chi Mauuso here

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POWAB Full Body Meeting 2020
Time: 12:00 PM Eastern
     Every month on the Second Friday
       Aug 14, 2020 12:00 PM
       Sep 11, 2020 12:00 PM
       Oct 9, 2020 12:00 PM
       Nov 13, 2020 12:00 PM
       Dec 11, 2020 12:00 PM
Phone: Call: (301) 715 8592 

He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and it leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers. Psalm 1:3


Maryland Department
of Health Prevention and Health Promotion Administration

 Monday, July 13 th 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm The Digital Divide How to Support In Person and Virtual Teaching During Fall 2020 (Part 3): Parent Choice and School Re-openings
Hosed by the JHU eSchool+ Initiative Webinar Series: Equity and K-12 School Reopening
FREE Registration: Click here
 Tuesday, July 14 th
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A Path to Reproductive Justice Hosted by APHA: Advancing Racial Equity Webinar 2 Register HERE .
Wednesday, July 15 th
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Accessing Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): Billing and Coding
Details & Registration:
For more information: MidAtlantic AETC Events
Saturday, July 18 th
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Widows and Widowers Empowerment Summit
FREE Registration at

For More Information
Mrs. Carmi Washington-Flood


DC HEALTH Department

Reimbursement up to $500
The District of Columbia Department of Health (DC Health) Hearing Aid Assistance Program (DC HAAP) provides District residents with a reimbursement to offset the cost of purchasing a hearing aid. Residents that purchase/purchased a hearing aid between June 1, 2018 and September 1, 2020 can qualify to receive a reimbursement up to $500 per applicant depending on the out-of-pocket cost.
To be eligible for the reimbursement one must meet the following criteria:
  • A resident of the District of Columbia; 
  • 0 - 14 years of age;
  • 65 years of age or older; 
  • Have a disability;
  • Have an annual gross household income of less than $100,000. 
Anyone interested in applying for a reimbursement should visit  DC Health's website  to complete an application online or click on the link above to be taken directly to the application. 
Questions can be directed to Tasha Moses at (202) 656-3027 or .

The District of Columbia Department of Health
supports evidence-based, patient-centered initiatives to reduce HIV transmission, improve the lives of people diagnosed with HIV, and reduce health disparities which may be exacerbated by the current COVID-19 pandemic.

To support this mission, we recommend rapid ART initiation as soon as possible following HIV diagnosis. This is consistent with recommendations from the following groups:
World Health Organization (2017):
Recommended ART initiation within 0-7 days of confirmed HIV diagnosis
International Antiviral Society-USA Panel (2018): Recommended ART initiation for all ambulatory patients who are committed to starting ART, unless there is uncertainty about the diagnosis or medical contraindication, such as opportunistic infection
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute (2019): Recommended ART initiation on the day of diagnosis or first clinical visit
US Department of Health and Human Services Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Adults and Adolescents with HIV (2019): Recommended ART initiation as soon as possible.
Question or concerns:

Link U is the free online resource and referral guide for DC, Maryland, and Virginia, available for consumers, faith-based organizations (FBOs), and community-based organizations (CBOs).

The Link U network connects people seeking help to verified social care providers that serve them. As an added benefit, FBOs and CBOs can become " Link U staff members", which grants the agency access to additional features.

If you organization would like to become a Link U Staff member, please contact Ashley Coleman

Inspirational words for

We Celebrate our Seniors


Wellness Check Secton:
Message from the
POWAB Co-Chairs:

Have you been kind to yourself?
so you can be kind to others!
Were one in the Spirit of Love.

Donna Gayles,
Community Co-Chair
 Regina Jefferson,
Government Co-Chair
Tasha Moses,
Community Co-Chair