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Sharon Engebretson: a Faithful Presence

      By Emily Viverette  For the past 25 years, Sharon Engebretson has been a faithful presence on the faculty in the Department of Chaplaincy & Pastoral Education at Wake Forest Baptist Health. Sharon recently retired from her position as Associate Vice President of FaithHealth to enjoy a more leisurely pace and time with […]

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Align the Assets

    By Gary Gunderson The work of leaders is to align the assets within their influence in light of their most mature faith and most relevant science. Those of us working within the wide field of health are primarily guided by the health sciences. But we constantly struggle with the issue of which stream […]

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Volunteer Caregiver Gathering

Volunteer Caregiver Gathering We hope to see you there!   Date: Thursday, February 12 Time: 12:30 or 5:30 (choose 1 time) Location: Ardmore Baptist Church, 501 Miller Street, Winston-Salem More: Update on the FaithHealth Movement and how to be involved. For more information, contact FaithHealthNC: 336.716.9722 or info@faithhealthnc.org 

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FaithHealth Fellows

      By Emily Viverette In late 2014, a group of seven passionate individuals from across North Carolina became the first FaithHealth Fellows. Funded by a Kate B. Reynolds grant, this group meets quarterly over two years with a small group of facilitators from the division of FaithHealth Ministries of Wake Forest Baptist Health. […]

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Focus on Your Square

    By Tom Peterson Theologian Marcus Borg died Wednesday. His words helped me in one particular way. It’s so easy to feel overwhelmed when we see injustice, greed and a broken world with so many needs. Sometimes it’s just too much and we become paralyzed. But here’s a freeing thought: There’s no way you […]

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Center for Congregational Health: There to Serve!

      Healthy lives for congregations and ministers Each year begins with promises and commitments to ourselves and to others. We make resolutions about many things related to our health, from eating better to making room for better balance in our lives. This year begins with renewed promise at the Center for Congregational Health (CCH). The […]

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“Shared Use” for a Healthy North Carolina

  ChangeLab Solutions providing answers on ‘shared use’ to health-based organizations building new community connections By Les Gura In the 21st century world of health care, new ideas and approaches are constantly being sought to head off long-building crises in obesity, diabetes and heart disease. One concept being applied in a new way “shared use.’’ What’s new […]

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Across the State: FaithHealthNC Year End Update

        In 2014 FaithHealthNC staff and volunteers have been busy! Our vision of improved health depends on many partnerships, built on webs of trust, that combine the caring strengths of congregations, the clinical expertise of health providers and a network of community resources. To date, almost 130 North Carolina congregations have partnered […]

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IHI highlights “Supporters of Health”

  Some health systems look to outsourcing to answer financial challenges—a Detroit system is currently considering laying off more than 500 housekeepers. But one system is taking a totally different approach. Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) vice president Kathy Luther describes an effort at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to determine the best approach for housekeeping, […]

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FaithHealthNC Videos

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 […]

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