Hope Through Healing Hands
In 2004, I launched Hope Through Healing Hands, a humanitarian organization whose mission is to promote improved quality of life for citizens and communities around the world using health as a currency for peace. Through the prism of health diplomacy, we envision a world where all individuals and families can obtain access to health care information, services, and support for the opportunity at a fuller life. Specifically, we seek sustainability through health care service and training. This includes efforts for maternal health & child survival, healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies, clean water, extreme poverty, and global diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Strategically, we encourage global health partnerships by working hand-in-hand with leading organizations that best address these issues in developing nations.
- Hope Through Healing Hands has invested more than $3.5 million in charities in both the United States and abroad. These investments have been in support of infrastructure, sustainable health development, education, healthcare, and emergency relief.
- We sponsor young health professionals, including students, residents, and fellows, to participate in our Frist Global Health Leaders program to travel to underserved areas around the world to provide health care to communities and clinical settings.
- With over 75 nonprofit organizations, universities, and churches, we proudly lead the Tennessee Global Health Coalition, a robust networking system for better efficiency of programs through partnerships and support.
- We direct the Faith-Based Coalition for Healthy Mothers and Children Worldwide with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Our work focuses on awareness raising and advocacy among grasstops faith leaders to support the issues of maternal, newborn, and child health and the critical intervention of contraceptives, or international family planning.
- Finally, we lead the faith outreach in advocacy for global nutrition with the support of the Eleanor Crook Foundation. Again, our goal is to maintain or increase funding for U.S. international food aid and agricultural programs.