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Mothers Day Offering, a Brief History

Leland Kerr gives an overview of the Mother’s Day Offering at Wake Forest Baptist Health. Did you know that the first patient was in 1923 and that the offering began the very next year? It was set up to help patients who had financial pressures. That aid is still there for patients who need help. To […]

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Trellises & White House Meeting

    By Gary Gunderson On Wednesday and Thursday this week, a wildly diverse group of leaders met in the White House to explore how to accelerate the growing alignment so necessary to advancing health and well-being of communities. Surgeon General Murthy laid the foundation with a sketch of a framework he will unwrap later […]

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Time for Mammogram?

Gateway YWCA May 29, 2015 from 9am-4pm Novant Health Breast Center mobile unit will be on-site at The Gateway YWCA, May 29, 2015, from 9am-4pm. Benefits of the Novant Health Breast Center mobile unit: Expert team of female technologists State of the art digital mammogrpahy On-site convenience with the luxury and privacy of a traditional imaging […]

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New FH Team Members

New to the FaithHealthNC team Enrique Catana is a native of Mexico City but has lived in Winston-Salem for 16 years. He recently became the fifth member of the Supporters of Health. Enrique is bilingual but will work closely with the FaithHealth team to strength ties with and service to the Hispanic/Latino community. Already he […]

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Entrepreneurial Spirit in Yadkin Valley

        The Yadkin Valley (Wilkes) FaithHealth Team continues to lead the way in organizing and supporting FaithHealth opportunities in this region. Its growth is evident by the decision to expand its name from Wilkes FaithHealth to Yadkin Valley FaithHealth. Rev. Nelson Grenade, pastor of First Baptist Church in North Wilkesboro and Wilkes […]

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Navigating the Dragons

      By Gary Gunderson Hospitals are finding our way out the door and across the sidewalk where our patients live. This is the key to moving from World One, where we sell discrete episodes and bits of treatment, to World Two, where healthcare professionals are finally paid to provide a bundle of logically connected services […]

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Community Navigation Links

Compiled by Alison Hutchings Suggested Articles Hector Balcazar et al (2011), “Community Health Workers Can Be a Public Health Force for Change in the United States: Three Actions for a New Paradigm,” American Journal of Public Health 101.2. The authors discuss ways to capitalize on the full spectrum of Community Health Workers’ roles and expertise […]

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Caregiver Trainings in Wilkes & Davidson Counties

Become a Congregational Caregiver! Wilkes County Congregational Caregiver Training Schedule Join a free training at a location near you! All Congregational Caregivers must complete training before serving as volunteers. All training sessions are free, no medical background is required, and there is no obligation to serve. For more information and to Register, go HERE. Tuesdays […]

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Mapping Childhood Trauma

      National Public Radio’s Laura Starecheski reports on an unlikely partnership. Dr. Nancy Hardt (above right) joined with Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell (left) to decrease childhood trauma in Gainesville, Florida. Starecheski says that Hardt was changed by some research she was coming across: The research shows that kids who have tough childhoods […]

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Mother’s Day Offering 2015

The gifts to the Mother’s Day Offering and the care of Wake Forest Baptist Health had a tremendous impact on the road to healing for Betsy Simpson and Rev. Victor Church. Betsy’s financial burden after cancer surgery and chemotherapy, was relived because of the Mother’s Day Offering. Rev. Church was assisted with a portion of […]

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