Obama proposes funding increase in 2014 budget
Increase critical given severe cuts in early 2013 due to impact of sequester. read more »
Free Healthy Families, Healthy Planet webinar April 3
When a pregnant woman suffers partner violence, she may suffer injury, miscarriage or even death. read more »
Congressional briefing in Capitol Visitors Center, March 11
General Board of Church & Society among sponsors of panel discussion. read more »
Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady Michelle Obama, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation. Contains many resources on how to live a healthy lifestyle by eating healthy and staying physically... read more »
Campaign for Healthy Kids aims to accelerate state and local policy change to increase children’s access to affordable healthy food and opportunities for physical activity.
The Edible Pyramid: Good Eating Every Day by Loreen Leedy
• A fun look at what foods are in each food group and how many servings you need.
• Further resources on healthy eating can be found at www.choosemyplate.gov <... read more »
Immigration reform, reducing gun violence, ‘moral federal budget,’ combating human trafficking targeted
Priorities support Christian social concerns and represent areas to which the faith community can bring a unique voice to the legislative process. read more »
Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 3 p.m. ET, Healthy Families, Healthy Planet and The United Methodist Global AIDS Fund invite the public to participate in an engaging presentation and discussion about the intersections of maternal health and HIV/AIDS. Participants may register for this educational webinar online. “Maternal health and HIV... read more »
The words and actions of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were infused into all the activities of the last week. Here's what was going on: Jasmine's Story highlights how our broken U.S. Immigrations System is tearing apart families. January 21 was the official observance of Martin Luther... read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the 40th anniversary approaches of Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in the United States, the United Methodist Women (UMW) and General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) have issued a joint statement on reproductive justice that emphasizes “clearly much more needs to be... read more»