Faith-Based Health And Wellness Council Rebrands As The Chris Ramsey Faith-Based Health Council

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Chris Ramsey
Chris Ramsey
In partnership with the Southeast Tennessee Health Consortium, Cempa Community Care announced the renaming and rebranding of its minority health council. After launching the group as the “Faith-Based Health and Wellness Council” in January 2019, founding members unanimously agreed this month to update their name and branding to the “Chris Ramsey Faith-Based Health Council.” 

The new name honors the life and legacy of founding member Chris Ramsey, who passed away after a long-fought battle with COVID-19 in January 2021. 

The Chris Ramsey Faith-Based Health Council seeks to engage churches and faith leaders all across the Chattanooga area in an effort to:

- Collaborate with local churches to share ideas regarding health and wellness ministry
- Share best practices 
- Educate members on health disparities in our community
- Develop community initiatives and programs to address health disparities
- Organize and plan the Health & Wellness Symposium

According to Cempa CEO Shannon Stephenson, Mr.
Ramsey’s truest passion was addressing and finding solutions to the health disparities of Chattanooga’s minority communities. And because of his leadership and mentorship of other community health advocates, Mr. Ramsey’s efforts will continue for many years to come. 

“Chris Ramsey believed in and prepared the next generation,” said LaDarius Price, Cempa community outreach manager and council founding member. “He was a dedicated servant, ensuring that we were in the right place, equipped with the tools and resources needed to succeed. Chris was committed to serve without bias or prejudice, and he made a lasting impact in my life and the lives of every person he encountered.”

While in-person meetings were recently paused, in consideration of COVID-19, the council plans to reconvene via GoToMeeting starting on Saturday, Feb. 27. For more information, contact LaDarius Price at lprice@cempa.org.

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