Paul Marshall Lecture at #Baylor Sept. 19 | "Blasphemy and Other Threats to Freedom of Religion and Speech" https://t.co/8wHFGeeqDF
Incorporating Religion into the U.S. History Survey https://t.co/iu3cHdi0b4 @AndreaLTurpin @USReligionBlog
ISR Interview: A Godly Sociology of Religion - Rodney Stark https://t.co/BCTWPqQB5J
How To Survive Graduate School https://t.co/YIQK9gjt47 Thomas Kidd @TGC
Becoming a More Sensible Evidentialist about Jesus - Stephen Wykstra lecture Aug. 22 https://t.co/Ofq9GfxUwK
Rescuing Syriac Manuscripts in Iraq - The ASOR Blog https://t.co/wHcMzptt7d
The Fence: Mainline Protestants and Immigration Sixty Years Ago https://t.co/QlBENynzYv @USReligionBlog @nickphistory
Crucible of Faith https://t.co/nk532jB1L6 Philip Jenkins on his new book @anxious_bench @BasicBooks
Paul Froese on Meaning and Purpose - ISR ReligionWatch https://t.co/HywQz3LQcg
Baylor Launches Center for Christian Philosophy | @Baylor University https://t.co/aRXOb93cuT via @baylorumedia

Faith-Based Initiatives in Health Policy

The Baylor ISR Program on Religion and Population Health (PRPH) has a significant interest in contributing to the national conversation on the role of faith and faith-based initiatives in health care and health policy. This is an important and timely issue at the present, as politicians and policymakers engage in debate over the future course of health care reform in the U.S. Several ISR faculty have played a role in faith-based research, policymaking, and programming at the highest level of the federal government. The Director of PRPH, Dr. Jeff Levin, anticipates that ISR will continue to be involved in helping to formulate a national agenda for the faith-based sector in public health policy. Currently underway are applied research and scholarly writing projects on leveraging faith-based resources for national and global health policy and ongoing plans for developing policy initiatives, legislation, academic conferences, and media events.

 

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Levin, Jeff. (2017).  An Antipoverty Agenda for Public Health:  Background and Recommendations.  Public Health Reports 132:431-435.icon_pdf
  • Levin, Jeff.  (2016).  Partnerships Between the Faith-Based and Medical Sectors:  Implications for Preventive Medicine and Public Health.  Preventive Medicine Reports 4:344-350.icon_pdf
  • Levin, Jeff.  (2014).  Faith-Based Partnerships for Population Health:  Challenges, Initiatives, and Prospects.  Public Health Reports 129:127-131. icon_pdf
  • Levin, Jeff.  (2014).  Faith-Based Initiatives in Health Promotion:  History, Challenges, and Current Partnerships.  American Journal of Health Promotion 28:139-141. icon_pdf
  • Levin, Jeff.  (2013).  Engaging the Faith Community for Public Health Advocacy:  An Agenda for the Surgeon General.  Journal of Religion and Health 52:368-385. icon_pdf
  • Levin, Jeff.  (2012).  Jewish Ethical Themes That Should Inform the National Healthcare Discussion:  A Prolegomenon.  Journal of Religion and Health 51:589-600. icon_pdf
  • Levin, Jeff, and Jay F. Hein.  (2012).  A Faith-Based Prescription for the Surgeon General:  Challenges and Recommendations.  Journal of Religion and Health 51:57-71. icon_pdf