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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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Charlotte Observer: Working poor and health care fears

An article in Sunday’s Charlotte Observer describes a large segment of North Carolinians who fall into a gap of fear about their health coverage. Talking about coverage from the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, the article says, “In general, lower income means a higher subsidy.” “But for those who hover around the poverty line, a slump can put […]

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A Healthy Tomorrow

Here’s another video from the folks at the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement. Sanne Magnan, ICSI’s president and CEO describes it: “In a somewhat humorous way, it illustrates the social determinants of health (SDH) and shows how rising health care costs are taking money away from education, housing, walkable communities, and so on—and why we should […]

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NPR: Health Coaches in Harlem

City Health Works—African-inspired Experiment in NYC While in South Africa, Manmeet Kaur was working with people with HIV/AIDS and diabetes through a network of “peer health educators,” ordinary people who lived in the community who could help out. When she came back to the U.S. she noticed similarities in Harlem. And with her husband, Dr. […]

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