For three decades, The Balm In Gilead, Inc. builds and strengthens the capacity of African-American faith communities in the United States and in the United Republic of Tanzania (East Africa) to deliver programs and services that contribute to the elimination of health disparities. The organization develops educational and training programs specifically designed to establish sustainable, integrated systems of public health and faith principles, which helps to improve health outcomes of individuals living in urban, rural and remote communities.
The Balm In Gilead, a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, has developed an international reputation for providing insightful understanding of religious cultures, values and extraordinary abilities to build strong, trusted partnerships with faith communities throughout the world. By working with national, regional and local faith-based partners, we establish grass-root health delivery systems; and increase the number of individuals knowledgeable to lead in areas of health promotion, disease prevention, screening, and disease management.
The Healthy Churches 2020 National Campaign, The Southeast Diabetes Faith Initiative, The National Brain Health Center for African Americans and are three unique national programs of the Balm In Gilead, which delivers science-based, health awareness, understanding and interventions through the tenets of cultural competence to a broad spectrum of African Americans across the United States.