The Balm in Gilead
The mission of The Balm In Gilead is to prevent diseases and to improve the health status of people of the African Diaspora by providing support to faith institutions in areas of program design,
implementation and evaluation which strengthens their capacity to deliver programs and services that contribute to the elimination of health disparities.
Our Church Lights The Way: The Black Church HIV Testing Campaign is a national program, organized by The Balm In Gilead, engaging the support of the Black pulpit to empower and support individuals to get tested for HIV. The campaign is designed to assist churches in educating and encouraging African Americans to get tested, and to get more churches involved in addressing HIV/AIDS.
In its eighth year, this campaign supports faith institutions anchoring their place of worship as community centers for AIDS education, compassion and services. As such, the Black Church HIV Testing Campaign is community owned and driven. The campaign is a partnership between the Balm In Gilead and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to solicit the Black faith leadership to encourage African Americans to get tested for HIV and to know their status.
Learn more about The Balm in Gilead at www.balmingilead.org