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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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 […]
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 […]
FaithHealthNC helps ease the journey to health and healing for people and the communities in which they live by connecting the caring strengths of congregations, the clinical expertise of providers and a network of community resources. Join with FaithHealthNC to improve the health of North Carolina’s citizens. Clergy or lay leaders of congregations, health care providers […]
There’s a great story by Jenny Gold on NPR about a Mental Health Squad. The report begins with this sobering fact: ten times many mentally ill people are in jail than in state hospitals. In San Antonio, once overcrowded jails are now under capacity, people with mental illness receive better treatment, and the city […]
When we begin a journey of health by ourselves, we are probably anxious, isolated and distrusting. FaithHealthNC gives us a network to rely on, someone to be with us—compassionate, competent, connected—so that are fears are eased and our journey more smooth. Clergy or lay leaders of congregations, health care providers or community organizations wanting to […]
An article in the Baptist Standard, Obamacare changes the way faith-based hospitals deliver care, says that no matter one’s opinion, the new law has made an impact on healthcare delivery. It says that while there’s agreement that the law “is far from perfect, healthcare providers don’t have the luxury of watching all the wrangling from the […]
Without support, we frequently wind up in a crisis mode, unable to anticipate what providers need from us or so anxious that we can’t be treated. FaithHealthNC helps prepare us when we need medical help, everything from bringing medications to a facility to understanding financial options to being a calming presence.
Fear, confusion and finances often conspire to have us seek medical help at the wrong time—too late. Through FaithHealthNC, we learn about education and preventive care, and to recognize symptoms and issues so that we seek help earlier, with a supporting team behind us.
The Right Door Too often, we wind up at the health system’s wrong door—the Emergency Room. FaithHealthNC helps us to learn more about ourselves and the care we need—from preventive steps to proper medications. In that way, they we begin to find the right door—such as seeing a primary care doctor or other provider.