Who We Are

Our Health Ministry (OHM), developed in partnership with Morehouse School of Medicine’s National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN), is where faith, health, technology, and social media intersect to provide information, tools, contacts and connections that help faith-based organizations start or strengthen their own health ministry.

 

OHM is offered as an interdenominational and interfaith resource that curates and shares best practices, lessons learned, and key successes from faith-based forums, workshops, conventions, and conferences. This helps disseminate the health ministry model and builds greater awareness and support among faith-based communities about the importance of health ministries.

 

OHM is purpose-built as a resource to assist faith-based health ministers achieve the best possible healthcare outcomes for their members. We are committed to improving health equity and eliminating healthcare disparities in underserved communities, and communities of color.

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Our Health Ministry Founder: Silas Buchanan

 

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 with healthcare payers, providers, government and academic stakeholders.

 

Silas has expertise in crafting web-based ecosystems that solve for known, underserved-community outreach and engagement failure points.

 

He co-developed AMECHealth.org as the official health information-sharing channel for the AME Church, the largest mainline, historically Black denomination in the world (2000 congregations/two million members).

 

Silas works closely with a variety of public and private organizations to identify actionable ehealth engagement opportunities that also support sustainable broadband adoption and digital inclusion efforts for underserved populations.