FEATURESPartnership Among a Faith-Based Organization and CommunityAponte, Judith DNSc, RN, CCM, CDE, APHN-BC; Cruz, Henry BA; Arce, Samuel MD, FAAFP; Durso, Rev MichaelAuthor Information Department of Nursing, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, Hunter College, City University of New York, New York (Dr Aponte); Department of Medicine, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Jamaica, New York (Dr Arce) Christ Tabernacle Church, Glendale, New York (Rev Durso). Mr Cruz is a diabetes advocate and consultant in Rockaway Park, New York. Correspondence: Judith Aponte, DNSc, RN, CCM, CDE, APHN-BC, Department of Nursing, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, Hunter College, City University of New York, 425 East 25th St, New York, NY 10010 ([email protected]). The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Holistic Nursing Practice: May/June 2013 - Volume 27 - Issue 3 - p 162-167 doi: 10.1097/HNP.0b013e31828a099a Buy Metrics Abstract In a collaborative effort, a community-based participatory research approach was used to address the holistic health needs of a community while including a multilanguage view, a faith-based organization, The Legacy Center Community Development Corporation, and several health agencies partnered in organizing and conducting a health fair in West Central Queens. Health awareness and health promotion activities were provided through presentations, health screenings, and education materials (on diabetes, hypertension, nutrition, cholesterol, and heart disease). To meet the needs of community and/or faith-based organization members, translation services were available: nurses translated for non–English-speaking participants in Spanish, Mandarin, or Cantonese, and sign language interpreters used American Sign Language to translate for deaf participants. © 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.