Service Not Status is our faith-based outreach program. We know faith is an important part of our community. That's why we partner with faith-based groups to provide health education, screenings, and resources in communities hit hardest when it comes to health disparities.
Christian Bible, Romans 15: 1-2
Many Arkansans are part of a church or faith group at some point in their life. These communities of faith recognize that when we fall or falter, God makes us strong. This strength from a higher power is not to give us status or to elevate us over others. This strength is given to us so that we can use it to provide service to others who are in need.
Being a source of “light and life,” faith communities are where many develop norms and beliefs. EAC is a source for truth and life as well. The intersecting work being done by EAC and communities of faith is how we engage Arkansas’ communities in ending the HIV epidemic.
By partnering with congregations committed to service, critical emotional support and charitable ministry work is accomplished. People living with HIV need emotional support and are often in need for a period of time, especially during the time immediately following an initial HIV diagnosis. We work hand-in-hand with partners to provide strength to the weak and encouragement to the hurting.
"EAC has a very unique collection of overcomers living with HIV! We have survived and are thriving. The faith-based program operates on the premise that an HIV diagnosis doesn’t come to give us a “status,” but rather it opens the door for “service” to others."
-Eric Danny Harris,
EAC partners with churches and faith groups to provide health education and screenings for a variety of community concerns.
EAC provides health resources tailored toward faith groups, including printed literature and other tools to promote health.
EAC invites faith leaders to discuss access to HIV care and other public health issues in rural Arkansas. Leaders participate on panel discussions and podcast recordings.
Let's talk about ways to bring health education and awareness to your faith community in Arkansas.
Programs like this rely on donations and grants to support our ability to serve everyone we can in Arkansas.
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