The National Coalition of Pastors’ Spouses (NCPS) is committed to increasing awareness of health care issues and concerns which disproportionately impact communities of color by providing useful information aimed at prevention, education, training, awareness and life-style changes.
• The organization, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, developed the first––and only––HIV/AIDS: A Manual For Faith Communities, and accompanying curriculum, which has been used to train parishioners in over 200+ churches in U.S., Africa, and Haiti.
• Partnered with the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy to develop the successful teaching tool, Faith Matters: How African American Faith Communities Can Help Prevent Teen Pregnancy. This teaching tool is used in African American faith communities throughout the U.S. to address and promote prevention of unplanned pregnancies in young African Americans between the ages of 13 and 18 years old.
• Wrote and developed the Faith in Action: Exposing the Disease Diabetes guide and curriculum.
• Currently working a pilot project with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration entitled Spot The Block in six cities: Chicago; Atlanta; Dallas; Washington, DC; Tampa; Durham, NC. This project is designed to encourage tweens––youth between the ages of 9 to 13 years old–– how to look at food labels and make healthier food choices for a better lifestyle.