Integral Community Health

Health education for the community

Health education for the community

From Individuals to Communities

Since 1936 members of HCFI have been seeking to serve the Lord in their workplace, giving special attention to the care of the whole person: physical, psychological, social and spiritual.  

The scope of the ministry has grown – from hospital to health field and from health field to the community; from cure to care, from care to prevention and from prevention to health promotion. After reaching patients and their families, we seek to train them to bring transformation in their communities and to be part of God’s transformation of their nation.

Integral Community Health (ICH) is part of the answer. The term ‘integral’ indicates that we consider all the aspects of a healthy community, including the physical, spiritual, emotional and social.  Thus we seek the improvement and development of the entire community and all aspects of that community. Think of: relationships, health, agriculture, law, education/literacy, water, etc.

 We train and equip people to bring transformation where they live.

Long term goals

We partner with the Global CHE network, missions agencies, local churches and individuals to train and equip 100 000 communities by 2020.

We build bridges between hospitals and communities through local churches.

We seek seamless integration between integral community health and local government healthcare systems.

For example, local congregations could either initiate or become the base for blessing their communities through Integral Community Health Ministries, also known as CHE.


  • International Health Services
  • PRIME - Partnerships in International Medical Education
  • NCFI - Nurses Christian Fellowship International
  • Global CHE Network