Fostering African-American Improvement in Total Health
Established in 2008 by Dr. LaPrincess Brewer, MD, MPH
What we do
The FAITH! (Fostering African-American Improvement in Total Health) Program is a cardiovascular health promotion initiative grounded in faith and spirituality to advocate for health equity for African-Americans in Minnesota
Dr. LaPrincess Brewer founded the FAITH! (Fostering African-American Improvement in Total Health!) program in 2008, and brought it to Minnesota in 2013. As a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, she conducts Community-Based Participatory Research and has a special interest in addressing cardiovascular health within the African-American faith community. She is passionate about reducing the striking disparities in cardiovascular health and encouraging healthy lifestyle changes and
Our Mission & Vision
At FAITH! Our vision and mission is to improve heart health in African-American faith communities and beyond.
Dr. Brewer hopes that her research and behavioral interventions will help narrow the gap in exemplary cardiovascular health outcomes among underserved groups. She also seeks to better elucidate the social determinants of cardiovascular health and how they contribute to racial and ethnic disparities in cardiovascular disease.
Ultimately, her comprehensive health promotion modalities and education tools can serve as a model for clinicians and public health practitioners to more effectively provide relevant health information to racial and ethnic minorities and women with the goal of achieving healthy lifestyle change.