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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 County and Lexington

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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Community Healing in Lexington, March 15

  Church Families are invited to attend “Community Healing in Lexington” at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 15 at First Baptist Church on Village Drive to explore how we can work together to share the Good News through FaithHealth. FaithHealth is not just another program or another committee; it’s an initiative that creates a dynamic partnership […]

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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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