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Memphis: Emotional Fitness Center

Memphis church creates ‘emotional fitness center’ after member’s suicide By David Waters Early one Monday morning before Easter, a depressed, middle-aged woman stood holding a pistol under the 20-foot cross that hangs above the entrance of the Healing Center Full Gospel Baptist Church. There, she took her life. The church member’s shocking suicide, the morning […]

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Connecting mind & body for improved health

  Integrating care has fascinated Jeff Feldman for most of his career. As a psychologist, Feldman, PhD, director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was interested in and began using hypnosis as a non-traditional pain management technique. Other than the common cold, pain is the top reason why people […]

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Winston Salem: Communities / Comunidades Meeting

Public meeting, Building Integrated Communities (BIC) project Thursday, April 30, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm Goodwill Industries, 2701 University Parkway, 27105 Please invite your foreign-born friends and communities so that they can tell us more about the needs of local immigrants. You can join and share the Facebook event here. (Let us know if anyone needs an […]

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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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