The Story of a Faith-Based Health Coalition
Activist Dr. Karen Jo Hahn tells a compelling story of community transformation through a faith-based health coalition. This book features lessons learned about working together to renew a distressed, inner city neighborhood. It weaves dozens of people’s stories, photos, and scholarship into one master story, one much like the fable of stone soup. This account, however, is no fable. For more than 15 years, these people have given free health and social services valued at more than $8 million dollars—and they keep on giving.
This artful tapestry invites viewers to reexamine poverty and abundance, power and privilege, racism and multiculturalism. It instructs and inspires while revealing the inner workings of an enduring, caring Christian community. As an ethnohistory, it is a first in the field of public health. Dr. Hahn’s analysis as a faith community nurse leader and researcher provides a fascinating perspective on community health in our multicultural world.