Who We Are

Developed in partnership with Morehouse School of Medicine’s National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN), OHM is where faith, health, technology, and community intersect to provide trusted information, tools, and connections that support faith-based organizations start or strengthen their own Health Ministry.

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Fluent • Relentless • Connected • Passionate

FLUENT

From the Communities We Serve

We understand and appreciate the power of local faith and community-based organizations and how they support families and neighborhoods. Houses of Worship through Health Ministries can be trusted sources of information about health and wellbeing.

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RELENTLESS

Built to Drive Equity.

 

We focus solely on supporting faith and community organizations that improve health outcomes, eliminate health disparities, and improve health equity.

CONNECTED

Faith & Community Partners

We are deeply connected to well-known and influential faith and community-based organizations. We partner directly with Pastors, Health Ministries, Community Health Workers, Community Advocates, and others working in communities.

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PASSIONATE

Our Work Is Personal

We are personally and emotionally invested in our work. We strive to consistently:

  • Acknowledge and understand the lived experience and history of marginalization and mistrust.

  • Protect the well-being and interests of our communities.

  • Have transparent discussions about power and agency.

  • Build on global community strengths but highly respect local knowledge.

  • Be inclusive when developing education materials.

  • Focus on sustainability, systems development, and capacity building.

Our Team

Silas Buchanan

Silas Buchanan

Founder

Silas Buchanan is an experienced underserved-community outreach and engagement strategist. He is the Founding CEO of the Institute for eHealth Equity, where he leads partnerships between faith and community-based organizations and healthcare stakeholders.

Krista Forbes

Krista Forbes

Minister

Krista has a rich and diverse work history at the intersection of health and faith. Notably, she spent many years as a healthcare chaplain in Atlanta, Georgia where she provided spiritual support to patients, their families, and clinical staff. Krista has a background in church leadership as an ordained minister and passionate preacher. She is a proud HBCU graduate of Hampton University and also has earned her master’s of public health from Emory University, as well as her Master’s of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. She is also a Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

Tinika Sanders

Tinika Sanders

Director of Community Engagement

Tinika Sanders manages relationships for Faith and Non-Faith based Organizations. In this capacity, she recruits new partnerships, retains and manages existing relationships, and aids in the management of execution, monitoring and measurement of all OHM campaigns and their success. In addition, Tinika also oversees the development and distribution of the OHM newsletter and social media strategies.