Faith, Knowledge & Action = Health
The ALIVE! Research Partnership is a collaboration between Rush investigators and pastors and congregations of five Chicago-area churches. The goal of the partnership is to do a needs assessment and design and pilot test an intervention to increase healthy lifestyles in congregations and prevent development of chronic diseases.
The Mission of ALIVE!
The mission of the ALIVE! Research Partnership is to partner with the African American church community to design and develop a program to build healthy lifestyles within the congregations of the five African American churches and reduce the burden of chronic disease in our communities.
The Vision of ALIVE!
The vision of the ALIVE! Research Partnership is to expand concepts of wholeness in the African American church to incorporate physical wellness and healthy lifestyle in order to reduce the disproportionately high rate of chronic illness and disability among African Americans.