FaithHealthNC is a dynamic partnership between faith communities, health systems and other health care providers focused on improving health. The partnerships are built on webs of trust. They combine the caring strengths of congregations, the clinical expertise of health providers and a network of community resources. Members of the partnership sign a covenant that links them […]
Here’s a great new video from the folks at The Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) in Minnesota. Read more at Stakeholder Health.
This summer the people of Buncombe County were recognized for their “innovative efforts to improve health.” The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) named the county a winner of the 2014 “Culture of Health Prize.” The county, along with five other communities, was chosen from 250 applicants nationwide. “Buncombe County, North Carolina, is living proof that improved collaboration among […]
Community isn’t brain science — it’s harder A chat with brain scientist Paul Laurienti, MD, PhD Interview by Les Gura When he was 14 years old, Paul Laurienti was in a construction accident while helping his father, a small contractor, build a home in Denver. A scaffold he was standing on collapsed, pinning his head between […]
Old friends make new connections in Ashe County “It’s wonderful how God works.” That’s Diane Dixon’s answer to how she became a FaithHealthNC Connector, someone who works with congregations in a movement that helps people receive support on their health journeys. Dixon was a longtime diagnostic services technologist and imaging director at Ashe Memorial […]
By Les Gura Sam Hickerson might not have thought longevity would end up being one of his strengths based on his upbringing. After all, he grew up on the move, shuttling between Winston-Salem and New York and living with his family and in a foster home through the 1950s, after his father, […]
Former hospital environmental workers support health in the neighborhoods of Winston-Salem By Les Gura In the small but neatly appointed living room of Shirley Gray’s home in east Winston-Salem, Annika Archie and Vernita Frasier gently ask Gray questions and offer reminders. “How’s your blood sugar?” “Are you eating well at home?” “Do you feel […]
By Dianne Horton As Chaplain for Care Transitions I have the opportunity to work closely with the dialysis centers, specifically Miller Street and Piedmont in Winston-Salem. At these centers I have established a connection with the social workers. Through these connections and time spent with patients I have become aware of […]
By Gary Gunderson In times of illness, we place our trust in our faith and in those with us. This trust rests on qualities that know no season, that know no accent. The woman who waited by the road for a chance to touch the hem of Jesus’ cloak knew only of his compassion […]
Our newest FaithHealthNC team members are: ► Supporters of Health: Mary Dendy, Pecola Blackburn and Vernita Frasier. ► Senior Administrative Assistant: Julie Whitfield. ► Connectors: Diane Dixon, Ashe County; Gail Mitchell, Yadkin County; Bob Hunter, Donna Cooke and Walker Armstrong, Forsyth County; Tim Murphy and Dorothy Greene, Wilkes County. ► Liaison: Julie Scott, Wilkes County.
Lexington, NC October 21, 2014, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. FaithHealthNC will hold training sessions for Congregational Care Coordinators and Congregational Care Givers of partner congregations beginning October 21, 2014, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The trainings will be held at Bethesda United Methodist Church. Anyone interested in participating as a Coordinator or Caregiver in […]