2018 Call for Abstracts

Submit Your Abstract Today!

Due Date: May 18, 2018

Be a part of the 5th Annual Healthy Churches 2020 National Conference!

The Balm In Gilead is requesting abstract proposal submissions for its 5th annual Healthy Churches 2020 National Conference, November 12 – 16, 2018 in Point Clear, AL. Healthy Churches 2020 National Conference is the leading training conference for establishing and sustaining Health Ministries for congregations serving African Americans. The conference is designed to strengthen the leadership and organizational capacity of congregations to address health disparities among populations most at-risk for chronic diseases, specifically, African Americans. We are accepting abstracts for the following focus areas: SPACE IS LIMITED!

  • Faith-based Tools to support increased access to healthier food options, physical activity, and safer neighborhoods
  • Trauma-Informed Care – Faith-based and Community-based strategies to address intimate and domestic violence among women and youth
  • Holistic Health – Education and tools for faith leaders and churches on benefits of holistic health approaches
  • What’s In Your Toolbox – Best practices of faith-based programs addressing health disparities


Click to review the Abstract Guidelines and submit your abstract today!

Deadline for submissions is May 18, 2018 at 11:59PM.

Online Registration Opens April 1, 2018


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