Gary Gunderson, director of the Interfaith Health Program at the Carter Center in Atlanta, will speak at Wake Forest University’s 11a.m. chapel service on Thursday, March 18, in Davis Chapel.
The Interfaith Health Program, established in 1992, links local faith groups with community health services, resources and officials. The program’s goal is to foster congregational efforts to provide health education outreach programs, especially in places where residents are most at risk because of economics or age.
Gunderson, a 1973 graduate of Wake Forest, is the author of “Deeply Woven Roots,” a book about the challenges in public health and the role faith groups can play in the solutions. He is program chair for the American Public Health Association caucus on Faith, Community and Public Health, a board member of the Heifer Project International and an ordained American Baptist minister.
He was founder and editor of Seeds magazine, which won recognition as the best-run non-profit organization in Atlanta. He led a private company, US Africa, for five years in establishing joint venture projects in Africa.
For information, call 758-5210.
Sign up for weekly news highlights.Subscribe