Partners in Health and Wholeness (PHW), an initiative of the North Carolina Council of Churches, is designed to bridge issues of faith, health, and justice. This initiative seeks to provide people of faith with the tools necessary to lead healthy, abundant lives. We believe that “health” is defined by many factors that support holistic well-being. This belief is what inspired the development of the following focus areas: freedom from nicotine, healthy eating, increased physical activity, mental health advocacy and education, healthy aging, and harm reduction. By improving the health and well-being of people of faith, we hope to impact the larger community and ultimately empower faith communities to effect change as it relates to the many inequities in the healthcare system. Thanks to The Duke Endowment and Open Society Foundations for making this work possible!