Ms. Barbara T. Baylor, MPH, CHES
"Only some things are health-directed, but EVERYTHING is health-related"
Guy Steuart, Former Chair-Department of Health Behavior & Health Education
School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ms. Barbara Baylor has served the national offices of The United Church of Christ for nine years as the Minister for Health Care Justice Programs, Justice and Witness Ministries (JWM). She assists the United Church of Christ in all its settings to understand health in a holistic way, and to encourage an understanding of health as an issue of social and economic justice. In collaboration with other health-related UCC and national organizations, Ms. Baylor plans, coordinates strategies and activities, develops resources, and recommends public policy positions for the UCC on health, health care, and wellness issues.
Formerly, Ms. Baylor was employed as the Director of Health Education and the Minority Health Program Manager at the Wake County Department of Health, Raleigh, NC. She was also employed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Education at North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and has a Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ms. Baylor has over 20 years experience working in public health with many diverse groups, including the faith community, to develop leadership and empowerment programs that focus on health promotion, disease prevention and the reduction of health disparities.
Since coming to work for the United Church of Christ, Ms. Baylor has had opportunities to travel internationally to Ghana, West Africa, Southern Africa and the Marshall Islands to learn and better understand the justice role of the faith community in advocating for national and global systemic changes that will insure quality, accessible and affordable health care for all. Ms. Baylor dares to Imagine - Another World Is Possible.