Indian Health Service
Indian Health Service

The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The provision of health services to members of federally-recognized tribes grew out of the special government-to-government relationship between the federal government and Indian tribes.

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The Episcopal Church: Indigenous Ministries
The Episcopal Church: Indigenous Ministries

We work for the full inclusion of Native Peoples in the life and leadership of the church. This is a goal we share with you. In order to reach this goal, we welcome you as our partner to:

  • guarantee that Native Peoples are fully recognized and welcomed into congregational life through education, advocacy, and leadership development;
  • create influential leadership roles in the church for Native Peoples;
  • develop a national support system for continued remembrance, recognition and reconciliation of all Native Peoples;
  • develop a network of leadership and educational resources to empower Indigenous people to prepare for mission and ministry in the Episcopal Church;
  • provide resources, advocacy, and support to indigenous theology students.
Skin Cancer Foundation
Skin Cancer Foundation

Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells. It occurs when unrepaired DNA damage to skin cells (most often caused by ultraviolet radiation from sunshine or tanning beds) triggers mutations, or genetic defects, that lead the skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumors.

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Policy for the Protection of Elders and Dependent Adults
Policy for the Protection of Elders and Dependent Adults

The Diocese of California takes seriously the welfare, respect and care of its elders and dependent adults. In addition to the pastoral care responsibilities for elders and dependent adults that all Christians are called to observe, our Baptismal Covenant calls us to strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being. 

Forma: Discussing Tragic Events in a Youth Community
Forma: Discussing Tragic Events in a Youth Community

From Forma: We may feel intimidated by these discussions. We may feel inadequate to lead them. But our youth need a safe space to tell their stories and process their feelings.  They need us to come forth as servant leaders – leaders who are ready to cry with them, to struggle alongside them, to listen to them.  Many of the questions that come along with these discussions do not have easy answers.  Enter into them anyway.

KnowBullying App
KnowBullying App

Put the power to prevent bullying in your hand with this free App.

Includes: 

  • Conversation Starters: Start easy, meaningful conversations with your children.
  • Tips: Learn strategies to prevent bullying for ages 3—6, 7—13, and teens.
  • Warning Signs: Recognize if your child is engaging in bullying, being bullied, or witnessing bullying.
  • Reminders: Talk with your child when the time feels right: a quiet moment on the way to school or a game, during dinner, or relaxing outside.
  • Social Media: Share successful strategies and useful advice via Facebook, Twitter, email, and text messages.
  • Section for Educators: Prevent bullying in the classroom and support children who are being bullied.

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Caring Clergy Project
Caring Clergy Project

Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Response Video Series for clergy, pastors, ministers, rabbis and other faith community leaders

Five short free videos and other resources released in August 2014

Click here

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Have You Ever Served?
Have You Ever Served?

Managed and designed by the American Academy of Nursing, the Have You Ever Served in the Military? is a new awareness campaign to improve the health of veterans. Have You Ever Served in the Military? encourages healthcare providers to ask about their patients’ military background.

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Your Life Matters!
Your Life Matters!

Your Life Matters! is an opportunity for every faith community in the United States, regardless of creed, to focus one Sabbath each year on the characteristics common to most faiths that also help prevent suicides.

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Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention: Resources for Community Action
Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention: Resources for Community Action

The Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention: Resources for Community Action™ guide offers “at-your-fingertips” convenience to resources on a critical health topic. Resources—from web site links, brochures, and webinars, to videos and community tool kits­—are organized in four categories, Awareness, Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery.