Churches United for Healthy Congregations

Improving health through faith and behavioral change

April is Minority Health Month!

April is National Minority Health Month, and this year, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) is teaming up with the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) Move Your Way campaign and partners to highlight the tremendous advantages gained from having an active lifestyle. For the second consecutive year, the theme for National Minority Health Month is Active & Healthy.

This year’s theme will provide OMH and minority health advocates around the nation the opportunity to advance health outcomes by highlighting the benefits of incorporating small amounts of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity into our schedules as recommended by the 2nd edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.

Simple changes to one’s daily routine can transform lives and reduce the risk of chronic diseases and other conditions that often are more common or severe among racial and ethnic minority groups.

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In the Service of Others is an African American Caregiver and Community Forum to be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at the Center for Health Equity, 2333 34th Street S., St. Petersburg.  The forum will be held from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Lunch will be served and respite care is provided. You must RSVP to attend - Call 1-800-272-3900.  To see flyer, click here.

Annual Baby Talk Workshop- Feb 22

The COQEBS School Readiness Committee is gearing up for its 10th Annual Baby Talk Workshop & Celebration on Saturday, February 22, 2020. This interactive workshop is for families and children ages 0 to 5 years and will feature a guest speaker, free food, enrichment activities, music, exhibitor resources, games, photo booth, giveaways, and a fun morning from 9:30A-12:30PM at Pinellas Technical College South.

 Registration is available at There will also be a special Provider Luncheon for childcare providers educating primarily African American families on Saturday at 1PM. Listening to Babies professional development workshop is on Friday. Click here for flyer.

CUFHC Annual Workshop - February 1, 2020

Please join us for our Annual Workshop. This year the theme is "What's In Your Toolbox?" Come learn about all the ways you can have a more effective health ministry with the support afforded to you by CUFHC and its community partners!
The workshop will be held at the Center for Health Equity, Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg, 2333 34th Street S., St. Petersburg, FL 33711.  8:30 am - noon. Health Ministries and teams welcome!  RSVP to or call 727-825-1709.

October 2019 Quarterly Meeting

October 8, 2019 Quarterly Meeting showcased the Marcus Brooks-Foundation of a Healthy St. Pete. (FHSP) presentation. See photo gallery for more pictures.

New Healthy Kids Program

  The experts at St. Pete Running Company and St. Pete Run Fest want to inspire your kids to live an active and healthy lifestyle. This six-week class series starting Sunday, October 6 will be a fun, action-packed class that will help your little ones get an appreciation for a life-long love of running. All practice sessions will be on Sundays from 2-3 p.m. at a different St. Petersburg park each week. Register here.

If you are a smoker

 who drinks alcohol

 you may qualify for 

a Moffitt Cancer 

Center study.  Call 

Project Rise at 

813-745-1886 today!

Ronnell Montgomery Receives Chamber of St. Petersburg  Commerce Award 

Congratulations to Ronnell Montgomery, former Community Outreach Specialist at the James B. Sanderlin Neighborhood Family Center and longtime member of  the Steering Committee for Churches United for Healthy Congregations! Ronnell was the recipient of the 2018 Chamber Member of the Year Award.  Ronnell serves as Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion on the Chamber.  We are so proud of you, Ronnell! 

10th Street Church of God Celebrates Go Red Sunday!

5th Avenue Church of Christ Celebrates Pink Sunday!

Congratulations to Ruby Hope, National Spokesperson for the American Heart Association's Go Red program.  Join Ruby on February 3, 2017 at Pinellas Technical College for Pink Goes Red, from 6:00pm- 8:00pm. They'll be refreshments, free givieaways, health screenings and line dancing. Hosted by AKA Zeta Upsilon Omega, DST St. Pete Alumnae Chapter.  

10th Street Church of God - Go Red Sunday

Another great church celebrates Go Red Sunday by bringing heart
disease awareness to women in their congregation. 
10th Street Church of God, you are looking good! 

Unity Temple Celebrates Go Red 2016!

 Thanks for stepping up, Unity Temple, and bringing awareness to Heart Disease in women by celebrating Go Red Sunday! If your church celebrated Go Red Sunday, it's not too late to send us a picture. We will be proud to post it! Women supporting other women is a long tradition in church life. CUFHC is pleased to be an advocate for the Heart Association's campaign of Go Red- we have been doing it for ten years! 

5th Avenue Church of Christ Celebrates Go Red Sunday

5th Avenue Church of Christ Celebrates Go Red Sunday!  They were the first church to send us a picture! Make sure to send yours in, too!
Wow!  What's Up, Doc is a Winner!
We had a great workshop  on Health Literacy at the Child's Park YMCA on January 16th. "What's Up Doc? Health Literacy 101"  was part of our Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Day of Service Project.  Bay Care Faith Community Nursing  staff were our presenters and they did a fabulous job. Big thanks to Dr. Sandra Grosvenor, Mary Hunter and Patti Carr!  We learned so much from you!  Also thank you's to the St. Petersburg Chapter of  National Black Nurses Association, Pinellas Technical College Nursing Students, and Healthy Start at All Children's Hospital. The morning was chock full of good information and practical tips on how to improve health literacy in our community.  
Career Source Pinellas Offers Training Assistance
Training assistance is available for eligible, out-of-school young adults between ages of 16-24.   Primary Eligibility Criteria: An individual who is: Not attending any school: and not younger than 16 or older than age 24 at time of enrollment, and one or more of the following: High school dropout, offender, an individual who is subject to the juvenile or adult justice system, homeless or runaway, an individual who is pregnant or parenting, youth in or aged out of foster care.

Disabled Services include:

  • Tuition assistance
  • Employability skills training
  • Career coaching and guidance
  • Supportive services
  We also provide manufacturing trainings. The next Maintenance and Soldering/Cabling Training classes will start on November 30th . This is a great opportunity for students who recently graduated from high school and are looking to get started in a career or individuals who are working part-time. Contact, 727-608-2414.    
More than 29 million Americans have diabetes; 1 in 4 doesn’t know
Red Hot News!  Go Red in the Kitchen
Can't find the time to go to the gym?  Well, you don't have to.  You can go in your kitchen an have a great workout by using the things that are available-- like a sack of potatoes, a roller pin and some cans. Watch Go Red For Women fitness contributor Andia Winslow demonstrate an easy, at-home workout you can do to help improve your heart health. See video.

Stroke Support Group

Whether you have suffered a stroke or care for someone who has, you are eligible to attend Northside Hospital's Stroke Support Group. The group which is facilitated by a registered nurse, meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6006 49th Street N., St. Petersburg at 3:00 pm. For more information, call toll free 1-888-598-9586.

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