Without support, we frequently wind up in a crisis mode, unable to anticipate what providers need from us or so anxious that we can’t be treated. FaithHealthNC helps prepare us when we need medical help, everything from bringing medications to a facility to understanding financial options to being a calming presence.
Fear, confusion and finances often conspire to have us seek medical help at the wrong time—too late. Through FaithHealthNC, we learn about education and preventive care, and to recognize symptoms and issues so that we seek help earlier, with a supporting team behind us.
The Right Door Too often, we wind up at the health system’s wrong door—the Emergency Room. FaithHealthNC helps us to learn more about ourselves and the care we need—from preventive steps to proper medications. In that way, they we begin to find the right door—such as seeing a primary care doctor or other provider.
Interview by Melanie Raskin It’s a busy time in the NC legislature where “some days feel pretty good and some days don’t,” says freshman House of Representatives District 75 (Forsyth County) Republican Donny Lambeth. Lambeth is charged with the big (and, yes, tough) task of leading Medicaid reform in the state. North […]
By Tom Peterson Every once in a while an idea emerges that’s simple but brilliant. This one came from Raleigh, North Carolina. And it’s caught the attention of national, even international media, such as BBC News. Urban planning student Matt Tomasulo wanted to see more people walking in Raleigh. So he created 27 signs that simply said, “It’s […]
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President and CEO of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation challenges us to re-think our health system to create a culture of health. Speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Lavizzo-Mourey describes her “lightbulb moment.” She recalls when she was training as a physician at Harvard a patient she met named “Ruth,” who: …appeared at the […]
By Emily Viverette FaithHealthNC held its first Forsyth County asset mapping event June 27-28th at Wentz Memorial United Church of Christ. This and several other mapping events over the next several weeks hope to identify, assess and map community health assets in Winston-Salem. A special focus is access to health care so that people […]
Interview by Tom Peterson Steve Scoggin has been president of CareNet president since 2002. He is an ordained minister and licensed professional counselor. Since 1972, CareNet, Wake Forest Baptist Health’s network of community-based faith-integrated counseling centers, has been developing across North Carolina. Its mission is to provide high quality, faith-integrated counseling and […]
These 32 organizations have joined with FaithHealthNC. To learn how your group can get involved, contact email@example.com Dugspur, VA Pine Grove Baptist Church Hamptonville Brier Creek Baptist Association Jefferson Ashe Baptist Association King Trinity United Methodist Church Lexington Bethesda United Methodist Church Brooks Temple United Methodist Church Fairmont Presbyterian Church First Baptist Church […]
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