The National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS is an annual HIV awareness campaign that mobilizes faith communities; and highlights the contributions and impact congregations are making in areas of HIV prevention, testing, direct service, advocacy and community engagement.
This national faith mobilization campaign continues to call men and women of faith to prayer and to take aggressive action in dismantling AIDS stigma; to model unconditional love and compassion to all persons living with and affected by HIV; to disseminate factual HIV education and to engage communities in HIV testing and treatment services.
Faith Community Tools and Congregational Resources from Northwest Parish Nurse Ministries. Northwest Parish Nurse Ministries (NPNM), an interfaith, non-profit agency, initiates, develops and supports faith community nursing / health ministries throughout the Pacific Northwest. Membership is open to anyone interested in advancing wellness and wholeness within communities of faith.
As a benefit of the Church Pension Fund, CREDO provides a holistic approach to health and wellness and serves pension plan participants, active and retired, through a wellness program referred to as the CREDO Benefit. The CREDO Benefit provides an array of conferences and post-conference resources that help eligible pension plan participants examine, evaluate, and re-energize their health and wellness.
An epidemic is a large-scale outbreak of an infectious disease, such as influenza or Ebola.
Our role as churches, dioceses and compassionate Christians, is to:
- Combat fear with knowledge in order to encourage preparedness and decrease stigma
- Maintain operational continuity and continue worship life in the case of quarantine and disruption
- Show God's compassion and care to those in our communities who are affected
It is not always possible to predict when an epidemic might emerge or what the specifics will be, but there are some common elements to preparedness and response that are helpful in a broad range of situations.
These are general guidelines; decisions should be made in collaboration with Church leadership and health authorities, based on local practices and safety concerns.
National Health Observances (NHOs) are special days, weeks, or months dedicated to raising awareness about important health topics.
Lotsa Helping Hands powers online caring Communities that help restore health and balance to caregivers’ lives. Our service brings together caregivers and volunteers through online Communities that organize daily life during times of medical crisis or caregiver exhaustion in neighborhoods and communities worldwide. Caregivers benefit from the gifts of much needed help, emotional support, and peace of mind, while volunteers find meaning in giving back to those in need.