Faith-Based Organizations & Community Partnerships
For a large number of Americans, feelings of connection and safety originate with a church or faith community. The COVID-19 pandemic has modified how all faith-based organizations gather together and has likely impacted your ability to fully support parishioners and community members in need. We know that thousands of faith communities just like yours, around the world, have adjusted their approach to worship and gatherings – from baptisms to committee meetings and the many ways your team provides for people in need.
We would like to help complement the good work you’re already doing to make sure your faith community is safe, remains healthy and continues to feel connected to supportive medical and social service providers.
As your group begins to reopen, your parishioners will need a great deal of support as they learn to navigate people outside their homes and re-enter your gathering spaces. You want to keep everyone as healthy as possible and you need support to do that.
By working with us to implement a Community Health Watch program for your group, you can provide a high level of support to the people most important to you: your faith community.
We will help your parishioners stay safe and connected by helping them monitor any symptoms of COVID-19 they might be having and then providing them feedback in real time so that they can get the right care at the right time. We can help them stay safe and connected whether or not they are experiencing symptoms. We can do this as all areas and businesses begin to open.
Further, as communities are able to increase COVID-19 testing and begin implementing contact tracing, “close contacts” will need support, too. We can provide that safely and with the sensitivity needed.
What will it mean to partner with the PRN?
The PRN is committed to meeting the needs of vulnerable community members – particularly those that are hardest hit by COVID-19 and who lack access to medical guidance. In the coming months, a large number of communities may experience their first outbreak and people living there will need support.
We will work with you to make Community Health Watch available to your community.
As our partner, you will:
- Distribute material related to your Community Health Watch program to your church members as well as support their participation in the Community Health Watch program.
- Contribute thought leadership to the PRN. You know your faith-based group better than anyone – our partners can learn from your challenges and your successes!
- Have an opportunity to work with the PRN team to generate evidence for how to best help individuals in your community stay safe and connected.
- Support the delivery of PRN services to people who participate in your church or faith-based organization.
How It Works