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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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Wilkes County FaithHealthNC Launched!

        Wilkes County FaithHealthNC Launched. The initiative was launched before a crowd of civic and congregational leaders on December 12. The Wilkes Journal-Patriot reports that the effort is a collaboration between the Wilkes Regional Medical Center, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, congregations and community groups. The Health Foundation’s Heather Murphy is quoted in article, “We know that […]

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Connecting Nursing Units and Faith Communities

By Ann Charlescraft On Tuesday morning, November 19th, a group of dedicated caregivers and a group of awesome faith community clergy and lay leaders gathered to encourage the healing work of health care providers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.  As the national health care crisis continues, health care providers are struggling to keep self […]

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Pioneering NC Faith & Community Efforts

Three Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center officials joined representatives of 48 other health care systems yesterday in Washington, D.C., to explore new ways of improving health and health care in vulnerable communities across the country. The meeting of the Health Systems Learning Group was co-sponsored by the White House and the U.S. Department of Health […]

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