Partnering-university-social-determinants-of-healthJoy Sharp, a certified trainer of Bridges to Health and Healthcare, is the director of community health programs for Baptist Health Care in Pensacola, Florida. She works to link health, community, and faith-based institutions to improve health outcomes.

In this article from Student Doctor Network, Sharp is featured addressing students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Because students at UTHSC rarely have time to investigate the social determinants of health that contribute to disparities in health outcomes, Church Health decided to begin offering a course.

According to the article, Church Health is “a faith-based ministry that provides healthcare for the working uninsured and promotes healthy bodies and spirits for all.” The free certificate course is called “Serving the Underserved” and takes place over six weeks. In the seven years the course has been offered, interest and enrollment have remained steady.

As a certified Bridges to Health and Healthcare trainer, Sharp is able to present the Bridges to Health and Healthcare workshop to her colleagues at Baptist Health \Care.

Sharp is considering presenting an aha! Process webinar later in the year, so keep an eye on the free webinars page for a description and registration link.