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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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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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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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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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This Thursday, August 24 —Clergy Breakfast with Chris Gambill

    The State of the Church and Characteristics of Growing Congregations Thursday, August 24 from 9-10 am Hubbard Learning Center of the Sticht Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center A light breakfast will be served. Please R.S.V.P. by emailing Karen Kimbrell At the request of clergy who visit patients at our hospitals, FaithHealth is […]

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Three Baptist groups team up to improve rural health

  Three statewide Baptist organizations are taking a different approach by teaming up to combat some of the region’s health challenges Photo: Leland Kerr and Anita Holmes By Les Gura By nearly every economic measure — household income, employment, average wage — northeast North Carolina lags behind the rest of the state. Combine that with […]

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