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What’s FaithHealth?

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FaithHealth improves health by getting people to the right door at the right time, ready to be treated, not alone.

FaithHealth 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 in a shared mission of healing.

Volunteers from congregations offer health care ministries for their members and neighbors. When illness strikes, they provide support before, during and after hospitalization. They make home visits, provide emotional and spiritual support, and help with meals, transportation and medications. They also hold educational events on preventive health and wellness.

Wake Forest Baptist provides Health Care Liaisons to help clergy and their volunteers in providing care and ensuring that member needs are met during times of illness. They provide training in respecting patients’ privacy, hospital visitation, care at the end of life, mental health first aide, home health care, and other topics. They ensure that member congregations receive a wealth of educational resources aimed at improving health.

For more information, please contact us at 336-716-3027, or send us an e-mail.

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