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Agency and the Serenity Prayer

By Francis Rivers God, give me grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, Courage to change the things which should be changed, and the Wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. Living one day at a time, Enjoying one moment at a time, Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace, Taking, as Jesus […]

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NC Way Partnerships

  Read the Full Article HERE. By Tom Peterson The article “The North Carolina Way: emerging healthcare system and faith community partnership” by Teresa Cutts and Gary Gunderson was recently published in Taylor & Francis in Development in Practice. The article notes that U.S. healthcare policy emphasizes partnerships between healthcare systems and community organizations in […]

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Seminar: “Building Resiliency in Uncertain Times”

  Mondays from 5:30-7 October 16 and November 20. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Campus Humans have a remarkable healing wisdom innate within our very bodies.  Learning how to utilize this wisdom by understanding the brain science and how to regulate our responses to stress and trauma can reduce the long-term negative effects caused by […]

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Webinar: First-responder chaplain connects hospital/community needs

  Join Rev. Glenn Davis and Sheriff William Schatzman. Gary Gunderson will host Wednesday, October 11 12 noon Eastern Time  A Stakeholder Health Webinar   Register HERE! What happens when you truly connect the work of a health system with that of first responders in the community? This is the question being tested at Wake Forest […]

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Next FaithHealth Learning Forum, Oct. 23

Monday, October 23, 2017 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Wake Forest Biotech Place, Winston-Salem, North Carolina The Learning Forum will introduce you to the FaithHealth movement in North Carolina. It is designed for congregational, community and health leaders. Explore with us what we are learning, how to adapt national Stakeholder Health models to your specific […]

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Robeson County Compassion for U Congregational Wellness Network

  (Rev. William Gentry, left, and the Care Connections Transportation Ministry under Compassion for U Congregational Wellness Network.)   By Melanie Raskin Rev. Dean Carter, Coordinator of the Department of Pastoral Care, and a small interdisciplinary team were doing something amazing. They were working together to change how palliative care was done at Southeastern Health […]

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Love Mercy: An Act of Grace

    By Helena Epstein When I hear the words “love mercy,” my initial instinct is one of pride. Who doesn’t love Mercy? Mercy is shown in acts of heroism and reconciliation and restoration. It is quiet gestures of care and attention to friends or lovers, to chubby-faced children who can’t feed themselves. It is […]

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AppFaithHealth & Watauga Medical Center: God Is in the Details

            By Melanie Raskin Watauga County-based AppFaithHealth serves a diverse population that includes Appalachian State University, the town of Boone and mountain communities along the North Carolina/Tennessee border. But the diversity is more than just regional, says Melanie Childers, Director of Pastoral Care at Watauga Medical Center (pictured above). “While […]

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Health asset mapping for tough challenges in Forsyth County

  By Tom Peterson On a Friday morning in August, some three dozen people gather in a large meeting room at the Forsyth County health department in Winston-Salem. Down the halls are public clinics and offices for the staff who inspect restaurants, track diseases, or otherwise keep the public healthy and safe. The group is […]

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Randolph County: Discovering the Solutions

Above: Patient referral coordinator Angela Brown, left, discusses patient care strategies with FaithHealth navigator Helen Million of Randolph Health. By Melanie Raskin Helen Milleson, FaithHealth navigator, and Barry Morris, director of Spiritual Care and Community Integration for Randolph Health in Asheboro, were surprised. A pilot study in 2014 assessing super-utilizers of hospital services — those […]

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