Faith One Network (F1N) is a coalition of key African American faith-based leaders from Chicago’s South and West sides. We represent access to more than 312,000 community members, many of whom are low income, underserved and disproportionately impacted by chronic illness and disease. We are committed to working collectively to reduce health disparities, while improving health equity and health outcomes for our congregations and our community members..
Mission: To create an active and informed network of faith-based leaders positioned to more equitably partner with government and healthcare industry partners to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities and community members.
Vision: Optimal health for every Chicagoan
Faith One Network seeks to:
Create equitable partnerships between faith-based organizations (FBOs) and healthcare industry partners that create and/or support community-based pathways designed to deliver culturally appropriate information, tools and methods that will address social determinants of health, reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes
Leverage our FBOs to perform assessments of our own community’s capacity to support telehealth initiatives that could more effectively connect our communities to healthcare.
Initiate and/or support efforts that lead our community members to careers in healthcare delivery, health technology, clinical research and/or allied entrepreneurial opportunities.
Build community capacity to address the inequitable distribution of money, power and resources at the local level which contribute to harmful social and political determinants of health.