Faith Community Recognition

The Faith Community Recognition is a chance for faith communities to receive recognition for achieving health-focused goals. This public recognition opportunity was created by the Mayor’s Health & Well-Being Council in 2021 in collaboration with Austin Public Health. We are honored to share the great work of faith communities that serve their congregations through supporting health.


To receive Mayor’s Health & Well-Being Council (MHWC) Faith Community Partnership recognition, faith communities must have completed at least two health goals through the Austin Public Health (APH) Faith Community Health Partnership program. The goals address one or more of the following categories:

  • Tobacco-Free Living
  • Physical Activity
  • Nutrition
  • Health Education & Preventive Services

If you have already completed your initial two goals, let your APH Faith Partnership Liaison know that you would like to be recognized for your achievements. They will help you submit your information to MHWC.

To learn more and join the APH Faith Community Health Partnership program visit

Recognized Faith Community Health Partners

Freedom Home Baptist Church

Freedom Home Baptist Church was recognized for achieving their ministry’s health goals focused on physical activity, nutrition, safety, weight management, and stress reduction.

Rehoboth Baptist Church

Rehoboth Baptist Church was recognized for guiding & supporting  members towards healthy lifestyles by providing mental health education, peer support and mental health referrals.

St John College Heights Baptist Church

St John College Heights Baptist Church was recognized for serving members on their health journey by providing health screenings, seasonal healthy social activities, and Education and health resources in their weekly updates, and more!