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Why would a Rector want a Health Ministry?
Why would a Rector want a Health Ministry?

Hear from real clergy about the impact of health ministry on their lives and the lives of others in these answers to the title question.

2009 Resolution AO77: Episcopal Health Ministries
2009 Resolution AO77: Episcopal Health Ministries
Resolution AO77 urges congregations to explore and implement health ministry by 2012 and to raise awareness of health ministries and promote the understanding that health includes body, mind and spirit. This download provides the full resolution and explanation passed by General Convention. This can be an excellent starting point for approaching a rector or vestry with the concept of health ministry.
Healthcare.gov
Healthcare.gov

Healthcare.gov has changed to help you get ready for the launch of the Health Insurance Marketplace on October 1. Answer a few questions to learn about qualifying for lower costs.

Learn about the Health Insurance Marketplace & your new coverage options.
NEHM Blessings
NEHM Blessings
We printed prayer cards for everyone to pray on their own at meal times. We share them here in case they are useful to you.
StopBullying.gov
StopBullying.gov

StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.

Health Ministry FAQ
Health Ministry FAQ
  1. Why should a congregation consider health ministry?
  2. What is the theological grounding for health ministry?
  3. How does health ministry relate to spiritual healing?
  4. How does health ministry differ from good pastoral care?
  5. What is parish nursing?
  6. What are the roles of a parish nurse?
  7. What is the difference between parish nursing and health ministry?
  8. Specifically, what does a parish nurse do?
  9. What is a typical day for a parish nurse?
  10. How do you know whether a church is ready for health ministries?
American Lung Association: Freedom from Smoking Program
American Lung Association: Freedom from Smoking Program
Freedom From Smoking® provides a supportive and structured approach to quitting smoking. Based on the latest research on addiction and behavior change, this medically sound program addresses the difficulties of quitting with a sensitive, encouraging style. The ultimate goal is to help individuals overcome their addiction and enjoy the benefits of better health.

Delivered in a small group setting (up to 16 people), participants get personalized attention and the support of their peers, which they would not get trying to quit on their own. And since no single cessation technique works for everyone, the program includes a variety of evidence-based cessation practices. To meet the needs of different learning styles, each session includes lectures, group discussions and skills practice.
CareNotes
CareNotes
Publishers of CareNotes and other support literature that bring messages of hope and compassion to those in need. For example, the booklet "When Alzheimer 'Steals' the Loved One You Know" provides a framework for families dealing with the loss of their relationship with their loved one. Also available: 'How a Parish Nurse Can Help'.
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Sample Health Ministry Brochure
Sample Health Ministry Brochure
Debbie Ventura, Diocesan Liaison in the Diocese of West Virginia, was kind enough to share this sample of their health ministry brochure. We hope it inspires ideas for your own promotion of health ministry!
Educational Leaflets on Church Disability Concerns
Educational Leaflets on Church Disability Concerns
A list of resources available from the Rev. Kathryn Piccard, co-chair of the diocesan Disability Concerns Committee, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. These leaflets have been developed in co-operation with Ms. Fran Wallis of the Diocese of Texas.
filed under Episcopal Resources, Handouts     tags Disability