What is IHMC?
The Interdenominational Health Ministry Coalition (IHMC) is a faith-based organization that believes Health is a Spiritual Matter and that embedding that philosophy in the faith community will help close the gap in health disparities. We use a holistic approach to educate, equip, support, and empower health ministers within churches and faith communities to offer faith-based health promotion that results in better health outcomes for all. IHMC serves as a catalyst for building healthy communities living in wholeness of mind, body, and spirit; by equipping health ministers to serve in their respective churches within the community. IHMC is a model for faith-based collaboration both locally and globally.

How can my church get involved with IHMC?
We invite you to partner with us as we continue to serve the Greater Rochester community. IHMC Community Engagement Meetings are held monthly on the 2nd Saturday, 9:30am-11am, at Common Ground Health, 1150 University Avenue, Bldg. 5 in the rear. You are welcome to attend our very informative general meetings. UPDATE: During COVID-19, our meetings are held on Zoom only.


  • Phyllis Jackson, Founder at (585) 975-1205
  • Cathy Little, Community Health Coordinator at (585) 436-9397 or email us for information about IHMC.

Does IHMC offer trainings for churches?
Yes, we offering trainings for churches on How to establish a Health Ministry and will serve as a resource to connect your church to health education presenters.

Is there a fee to join IHMC?
Yes, we ask for a $25 yearly donation to cover expenses for trainings and other health care initiatives. If you wish to join, please learn about membership.

Do you have to be a church to be a part of IHMC?
No, we have many community health partners at the IHMC table providing resources and support.