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Updated 2018

The Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More Program (Faithful Families) is a partnership between North Carolina Cooperative Extension and the North Carolina Division of Public Health. The program promotes healthy eating and physical activity in communities of faith. 
What is the Faith Community Assessment? 
The Faithful Families Faith Community Assessment can be used to measure changes in a faith community’s healthy eating, physical activity, and chronic disease prevention policies, practices, and environments. It is designed to be used at the beginning and end of a year of working with a faith community. The comprehensive assessment provides Faithful Families facilitators, faith community leaders, and Faithful Families lay leaders information about the strengths, resources, assets, and needs of the faith communities that will participate in the program. It also provides information that will be used to evaluate and refine the Faithful Families program.
How can you use the assessment in your faith community?
The assessment provides a baseline score for your faith community as it relates to healthy eating and physical activity guidelines and chronic disease management supports. Answer the questions to the best of your ability with what you know about your faith community. At the end of the year, repeat this assessment to receive a new score and to see what changes have taken place.  
At the end of this assessment, print a copy of your faith community's responses. This will help you work with the faith community on policy, systems, and environmental changes to support healthy eating, physical activity, and chronic disease management. After taking the assessment, you will also be provided additional programs and tools to support this work.
If you agree to participate, this assessment should take about 30 minutes to complete. The information you provide will be kept confidential. Your name will never be associated with any answer you provide. 
If you have questions about this assessment, please email Annie Hardison-Moody at or call (919) 515-8478.
If you have questions about your rights as a research participant or if you feel you have not been treated according to the descriptions in this form, or your rights as a participant in research have been violated during the course of this project, you may contact Deb Paxton, Regulatory Compliance Administrator, Box 7514, NCSU Campus, 919-515-4514.
Thank you for your time.
Do you agree to participate in this evaluation?