Pray Healthy is one way that individuals may incorporate health promoting behaviors into their lives.    There are many ways to be healthy in body, mind and spirit.

 Culture of health:

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is embarking on a venture to create a culture of health. From “ It calls for us, as a nation, to strive together to create a culture of health enabling all in our diverse society to lead healthy lives, now and for generations to come.” The components are:

We believe an American culture of health is one in which:

  1. Good health flourishes across geographic, demographic and social sectors.
  2. Being healthy and staying healthy is valued by our entire society.
  3. Individuals and families have the means and the opportunity to make choices that lead to healthy lifestyles.
  4. Business, government, individuals, and organizations work together to foster healthy communities and lifestyles.
  5. Everyone has access to affordable, quality health care.
  6. No one is excluded.
  7. Health care is efficient and equitable.
  8. The economy is less burdened by excessive and unwarranted health care spending.
  9. The health of the population guides public and private decision-making.
  10. Americans understand that we are all in this together.


How can we, as members of faith communities in Central Virginia, contribute to building this culture of health? What are we doing well? Where can we do/be better? Health is more than physical. It is emotional and spiritual as well. We can make a difference!

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