The Healthy Families, Healthy Planet initiative, funded by a grant from the United Nations Foundation, works to educate and mobilize United Methodists in the U.S. on the importance of maternal health and international family planning. Through grassroots education with targeted annual conferences and advocacy efforts with policy makers, the goal of the project is to achieve higher levels of foreign aid for international family planning through the U.S. government.
Healthy Families, Healthy Planet is a program initiative of the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society. The General Board of Church and Society has applied for a second year of funding to continue the Healthy Families, Healthy Planet project for an additional year.
Five (5) key reasons for undertaking the initiative:
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