CHEN: Congregational Health and Education Network

CHEN Mission

To mitigate the outcomes of the health disparities within faith-based organizations, through addressing the social determinates of health, primarily focusing on education attainment.  

CHEN Membership Benefits

CHEN members receive:

  1. Support from their peers within our network of clergy leaders representing Nashville’s diverse faith communities.
  2. Social service resources and programs (e.g. housing assistance, Allied Health training, and health literacy support) for the represented congregations.
  3. Direct access to health education from the trusted expertise of Nashville General Hospital, to further promote health literacy.

CHEN Leadership

The Reverend Omaràn DèVon Lee, Sr. is an ordained Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. A native of Nashville, Tennessee, he received a B.A. degree in English from Fisk University, a Master of Divinity from Lipscomb University, and Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Tennessee Valley Health System Veteran’s Affairs. He is serving as the Director of Spiritual Care for Nashville General Hospital and the Director for CHEN.

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