The Healthy Families, Healthy Planet project strives for a world in which every woman can plan her children and every family experiences God’s promise of abundant life.
Funded by a grant from the United Nations Foundation and a project of the General Board of Church and Society, this initiative educates and advocates both within and beyond The United Methodist Church for funding, programs, and policies that support access to maternal health and voluntary family planning services around the globe.
Each year the Healthy Families, Healthy Planet project hosts advocacy trainings designed to educate, inspire, and empower faith leaders to take on maternal health and family planning as advocacy issues in their local congregations or communities. Since 2011 the project has trained more than 120 volunteers who now serve as Healthy Families, Healthy Planet Ambassadors in 20 states across the United States. Our Ambassadors organize events, write articles, and advocate with their elected officials for better funding and policies for global maternal health.