Complete RAND and LAM Research Report funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Click here: https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2844.html
Click here to read LAM's research about evidence-based co-design and how we use it for reentry policy formation and to help returning citizens come home from prison and jail.
Black Churches work with Dr. Katie DeRose and Dr. Clyde Oden to promote physical activity, and produce a sermon guide for promoting healthy eating and healthy living to reduce obesity and diabetes in African American populations in South Los Angeles. Click link here: https://www.rand.org/blog/rand-review/2019/01/faith-based-organizations-promote-well-being-in.html
Church-based programs can act on multiple levels to improve dietary and physical activity behaviors among African Americans and Latinos. However, the effectiveness of these interventions may be limited due to challenges in reaching all congregants or influencing behavior outside of the church setting. Click Here to read the article: https://www.rand.org/pubs/external_publications/EP67980.html
Looking Back to Our Roots:
LAM is a steady movement in the Black organizer community. Even today, in COVID-19, there is a changing of the guards at all levels. In the church, we see our elders giving way to a new generation of faith-based leaders. This younger generation of black activists are critical thinkers, well-read, well traveled, bold, deserving, humble, and prepared freedom fighters.
LAM is a movement that is actively creating a new generation of empowered pastors and lay leaders from small neighborhood congregations. It has one of the oldest success models for urban congregations. Join us. Make a donation. Pray for us.
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