USC PRC hosts Seminar on Engaging Faith-Based Organizations in Health Initiatives

Rev. Kenneth Taylor

Keynote Speaker Reverend Kenneth Taylor Discusses Engagement

On Tuesday, September 29, the USC PRC hosted a seminar on Engaging Faith-based Organizations in Health Initiatives, focused on strategies for partnering with faith-based organizations in health initiatives. Reverend Kenneth Taylor, Pastor of Turner Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC) in West Columbia, SC delivered the keynote address about the power of effective partnerships with faith-based organizations and some of the key ingredients for success with health programs in his own church.

The keynote address was followed by a panel discussion with Reverend Taylor, Ms. Cheryl Goodwin (Special Services Coordinator of Fairfield Behavioral Health Services), Dr. Meghan Slining (Assistant Professor of Health
Sciences at Furman University), and Ms. Margaret Stephens

Discussion moderator (Dr. Patricia Sharpe) and panelists (L to R: Ms. Cheryl Goodwin, Rev. Kenneth Taylor, Ms. Margaret Stephens, Dr. Meghan Slining)

(Managing Director of LiveWell Greenville), moderated by Dr. Patricia Sharpe (Professor of Social Work at USC and Co-Investigator at the USC PRC). The discussion included key considerations and strategies for success in engaging faith-based organizations in health initiatives.

Members of the community including researchers, practitioners, and students were in attendance for the seminar and lively discussion.


PRC Investigators and discussion panelists (L to R: Dr. Patricia Sharpe, Dr. Lyndie
Forthofer, Ms. Cheryl Goodwin, Rev. Kenneth Taylor, Dr. Sara Wilcox, Dr. Meghan
Slining, Ms. Margaret Stephens)