Healthy Mind-Body-Spirit (HMBS) is a faith-based initiative designed to provide advocacy, education and basic health screenings to improve the health of medically underserved communities in the St. Louis region.
HMBS provides medical screenings, education and other services through places of worship and outreach in St. Louis communities with demonstrated health disparities and fewer opportunities for preventive health screenings.
Through work with faith-based partners, HMBS develops customized programs to address the health needs of congregations and surrounding communities. In addition to educational forums, HMBS services these identified partners, who are already involved in ministry to the underserved, with additional medical screenings on a routine bases.
Congregations are selected to participate in HMBS based on a number of factors including strong support from parishioners and clergy, a desire to serve the local community, and a commitment to create a comprehensive health ministry.
HMBS is a partnership between BJC HealthCare and the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.
To learn more, contact Traci Blackmon, MDIV, BSN, at 314.286.0050.To learn more, contact Traci Blackmon, MDIV, BSN, at 314.286.0050.