FaithHealthNC is a dynamic partnership between faith communities, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and other health care providers focused on improving health. The partnerships are built on webs of trust, combining the caring strengths of congregations, the clinical expertise of the Medical Center and a network of community resources. Members of the partnership sign a covenant linking them together in a shared mission of healing.
Clergy and their congregations assign volunteers, known as Congregational Care Coordinators (CCCs), to facilitate supportive health care ministries for their members and neighbors. When illness strikes, the volunteers provide support before, during and after hospitalization. They make home visits, provide emotional and spiritual support, and assess practical needs including meals, transportation and help with medications. They also facilitate educational events focused on preventive medicine and wellness.
Wake Forest Baptist provides Health Care Liaisons (HCLs) to help clergy and their CCCs in providing care and ensuring that member needs are met during times of illness. They facilitate training for CCCs in topics such as respecting patients’ privacy, hospital visitation, care at the end of life, mental health first aide and home health care. They ensure that member congregations receive a wealth of educational resources aimed at improving health.
For more information, please contact us at 336-716-3027, or send us an e-mail.