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What’s FaithHealthNC?

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 […]

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Why?

  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 […]

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New to the FaithHealthNC Team

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.

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FaithHealthNC Coordinator and Care Giver Training

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 […]

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Asking for Help

      By Emily Viverette I come from a long line of strong Southern women. Think Steel Magnolias. My grandmother was one of the backbones of our little Baptist church. My mother followed right in her footsteps. I learned early the importance of taking care of others. As an eldest child, I had three […]

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Celebrate the Lexington Model, October 12

FaithHealthNC-Lexington Model A Time for Celebration – Challenge – Continuing Education An event to celebrate FaithHealthNC-Lexington Model will be held on Sunday, October 12, at 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 201 West 3rd Avenue, Lexington. Ministers, trained care coordinators and others interested in FaithHealthNC are invited to join in a time of celebration, challenge and continuing education. […]

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Free Adult Dental Clinic in Winston-Salem, Nov. 14-15

  A free adult dental clinic will be held in Winston-Salem, Friday and Saturday, November 14-5. It will be at the Winston-Salem Fairground’s education building, 421 West 27th Street. Services include teeth cleaning, extractions, fillings and partial denture construction. There will be about 80 dental chairs, and the group hopes to serve more than 1,000 patients. […]

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GreifShare offered at Lexington Church

If you live in the Lexington area, don’t miss out on the continuing series “Grief Share.” GreifShare is a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. Each session includes a video seminar and group discussion. The sessions are on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:15 and run through November […]

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Teresa Cutts: Community Asset Mapping

      Community Asset Mapping can play a key role in transforming health. And one person who’s been in the field leading the way is Dr. Teresa Cutts. Since 2007, Cutts (standing, left) has led mapping processes in a variety of places, including South Africa, Memphis, Chicago, New York, and North Carolina. For a […]

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Francis Rivers: Mapping in the Hispanic/Latino Community

    This summer FaithHealthNC held four workshops in Winston-Salem for Hispanic/Latino people who seek health care as well as for those who provide it. Undocumented Hispanic/Latino residents in the city have a median family income of $28,600. Because of transportation barriers and lack of insurance these persons face additional challenges getting healthcare. Maria Teresa […]

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Celebrating Our Pioneers

      By Emily Viverette 51,343 encounters with patients, families and staff; 17,203 hours of care. These are the statistics for fiscal year 2014 in the Department of Chaplaincy and Pastoral Education at Wake Forest Medical Center. If you do the math, that’s about 717 consecutive days—nearly 2 years—of ministry hours. Incredible! A large […]

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