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Next Learning Forum: April 29, 2019

      Monday, April 29, 2019  Hubbard Learning Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem 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 […]

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CHWs Right FIT for Program Serving Formerly Incarcerated

  Community health workers right FIT for Formerly Incarcerated Transition program By Melanie Raskin Imagine serving your time and, at last, being released from prison. Second chances can be tough if you don’t have housing, a job, or a medical home. It’s even worse if you have a chronic disease, such as diabetes, kidney disease, […]

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This Tuesday William Barber keynotes Hatch Lectures in Raleigh

3rd Annual John W. Hatch FaithHealth Lecture November 27, 2018. 10 am to 3 pm Shaw University (Estey Hall Auditorium), Raleigh, North Carolina The keynote will be Rev. Dr. William Barber, II  The Lecture Series is at the culmination of a Road Trip where group of health leaders hit the road to find what’s working with America’s […]

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Community Health Workers in North Carolina

By Melanie Raskin Now, more than ever, states are feeling the call to close the gap between the healthcare workforce they have and the healthcare workforce they need. That gap is deep and wide–as it is across the nation. With neighborhoods representing hundreds of countries, cultures, and ethnicities dotting the nation, it is clear that a […]

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National Academies of Science & the science of faith-based assets

By Gary Gunderson You appreciate facts when the fog of conflict is greatest. So it’s not entirely surprising that just as Robert E. Lee was preparing to launch north into Pennsylvania in hopes of surrounding Washington, D.C., that Abraham Lincoln created the National Academies of Science. Knowing that the government needed many kinds of facts, […]

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2,600-mile Road Trip to wind up with “genius” William Barber II

3rd Annual John W. Hatch FaithHealth Lecture November 27, 2018 Shaw University, Raleigh, North Carolina The keynote will be Rev. Dr. William Barber, II  A group of curious health leaders will be hitting the road to find what’s working with America’s hospitals and the communities they serve. On Sunday, November 11, a humble Winnebago will […]

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Downtown Health Plaza & Robert Jones Always Find a Way

  By Les Gura Robert Jones speaks softly, in the gentle Southern accent of his native Scotland County, North Carolina. Behind that quiet voice, though, lies a powerful life purpose. And a mighty pen. Jones, PhD, is director of the Downtown Health Plaza (DHP), a center that serves the underinsured and uninsured in Winston-Salem. Beyond the […]

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FH Learning Forum spreads ideas & practices

  By Tom Peterson The FaithHealth division staff kept getting calls from people from around the country asking for help in developing programs similar to those at Wake Forest Baptist Health. So they decided to offer a day-long workshop twice a year. “It’s low-tech and highly relational,” says Emily Viverette, Director of FaithHealth Education, who […]

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Q&A Paul Langston: Baptists busy helping North Carolinians

  Interview by Leland Kerr Paul Langston, Missions Mobilization Consultant for the North Carolina Baptists, helps churches involve their members in missions through local, state, national, and international projects. Kerr: You have a lot of different projects at any point in time, including some ramp building projects that have particularly impacted some people’s ability to receive […]

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