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Finding our Way to a Healing Role

    By Gary Gunderson In his laboratory at Wake Forest Innovations in downtown Winston-Salem, Dr. Tony Atala lives on the breaking edge of health science technology. His work is helping stem cells fulfill their astonishing capacity to become working organs. You can’t make cells do this like you can make bricks become a wall. […]

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Peace, Faith and Health

    By Gary Gunderson A congregation is that amazing human phenomenon that emerges at the edge of the human and the holy. What do you see there? You see the whole thing, including all the ragged and horrible violations of what God made possible. You don’t just see that to be glorified, but also […]

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My Family

By Abina Johnson On a cold North Carolina morning I was paged to Baptist Hospital’s pastoral care department to provide care to two homeless women. Ushering them into an office and closing the door behind us, I was shaken by what they had already told me. Just before being admitted to the emergency department both […]

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What’s FaithHealthNC?

FaithHealthNC is a dynamic partnership between faith communities, health systems and other health care providers focused on improving health. The partnerships are built on webs of trust. They combine the caring strengths of congregations, the clinical expertise of health providers and a network of community resources. Members of the partnership sign a covenant that links them […]

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Mapping Lexington

Concerned citizens met to map the needs and assets for better health in Davidson County, North Carolina. The area is rich in history, a few area churches date back to 1700s and the precursor to the local United Way to the 1880s. For two days in late January about 50 people gathered for a workshop […]

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NPR story on NC Health Coverage Gap

  NPR’s Jenny Gold reports on one woman’s effort to bring health coverage to people in some of North Carolina’s poorest counties. The story of health navigator Julia Buckner, who grew up in the western part of the state and returned home after studying theology. Says the report: But for 9 out of 10 people […]

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Kate B. Reynolds Funds FaithHealthNC

      A grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust in Winston-Salem will help Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center expand an innovative faith-based program into 11 North Carolina counties. The grant, worth $477,499, will be used to expand FaithHealthNC  into Alleghany, Ashe, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Davidson, Forsyth, McDowell, Rockingham, Surry and Wilkes counties. FaithHealthNC […]

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FaithHealthNC Launches in Lexington

Brenda Barton knows all too well the difficulty and stress of balancing a full-time job with caring for an elderly mother and a sick husband. If it hadn’t been for her church family at First Baptist in Lexington, she admits there were times when their care could have suffered. “My church has been my FaithHealthNC,” […]

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Interview: Bill Pully

Why Faith and Health Go Together Interview by Les Gura As president of the nonprofit North Carolina Hospital Association, Bill Pully heads an organization representing the state’s hospitals that offers leadership, advocacy, information and education aimed at improving the delivery of quality and affordable health care. Pully shared his thoughts about FaithHealthNC and the efforts […]

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