A Shared Mission of Healing

5th Annual John W. Hatch FaithHealth Lecture Series

Oct 14, 2020 | Community, John Hatch Lecture

Fifth Annual Hatch FaithHealth Agenda[1]


“Health Equity at Scale”

December 1,  10 am – 3:30 pm EST


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Sponsored by the FaithHealth Division-Wake Forest Baptist Health

Shaw University Divinity School

Click HERE for information about keynote speakers and panalists

Click HERE for the Agenda

The Division of FaithHealth Ministries of Wake Forest Baptist Health and Shaw University Divinity School invite you to the Fifth Annual John W. Hatch FaithHealth Lecture Series.


Keynote Speakers for this event include:

Dr. Somava Saha (aka Soma Stout) is Executive Lead for Wellbeing In the Nation (WIN) Network; Founder and Executive Lead for Well-being and Equity (WE) in the World; Founder and Executive Lead for 100 Million Healthier Lives. Dr. Saha is the former Vice President at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

Richard “Stick” Williams
 is the former Vice President of Corporate Community Affairs at Duke Energy Corporation and President of the Duke Energy Foundation. He is also a member of the Board of Commissioners of Atrium Health.


Other speakers will include Dr. John Hatch; Rev. Dr. Johnny B. Hill, Dean of Shaw University Divinity School and Founder and President of The World House; Rev. Dr. Vergel Lattimore III, President and Professor of Pastoral Psychology and Counseling at Hood Theological Seminary; E. Benjamin Money, MPH, Deputy Secretary for Health Services-N.C. Department of Health and Human Services; Margaret “Maggie” Sauer, MHA, MS, Director- Office of Rural Health at the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services; and Rev. Dr. Jonathan Lee Walton, Dean and Presidential Chair in Religion and Society at Wake Forest University School of Divinity, Dean of Wait Chapel at Wake Forest University.

The first session will begin at 10am and will break at 12pm. The second session will begin at 1:30 pm and will end no later than 3:30 pm.

This is a free event, but registration is required and participation is limited to the first 150 registrants. To register, Click HERE.

This event is provided by the FaithHealth Division of Wake Forest Baptist Health and Shaw University Divinity School.

The Series is named in commemoration of the pioneering work of Dr. John W. Hatch, William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor Emeritus, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Hatch’s esteemed career includes over fifty years of experience in the areas of faith, health, and community organization with a special focus on underserved communities and social justice.

The Hatch Series engages faith and health leaders in thought provoking dialogue reflective of the strength of faithhealth intersections in improving population health and building stronger communities. Lecture goals include:

Engaging participants in diverse streams of intellectual knowledge gained through individuals, communities, and institutions relevant to the fields of faith and health.

Creating opportunities for open dialogue, story sharing, and innovation between faith and health communities towards the goal of improved quality of life in the communities/populations served.

Building stronger communities vested in bridging the space between the healing worlds of faith and health.


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