Citizens Corps
Citizens Corps

Promotes citizen involvement and preparation for emergency situations with resources and training.

filed under Secular     tags Disaster Preparedness
National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS
National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS

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.

filed under Interfaith, Guides/Toolkits, Español     tags AIDS
Northwest Parish Nurse Ministries: Faith Community Tools
Northwest Parish Nurse Ministries: Faith Community Tools

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.

Ready America
Ready America
Educates and empowers Americans to prepare and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters.
filed under Secular, Español     tags Disaster Preparedness
Episcopal CREDO
Episcopal CREDO

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.

filed under Episcopal Websites     tags Program Ideas, Wellness
Episcopal Relief & Development: Faith-Based Response to Epidemics
Episcopal Relief & Development: Faith-Based Response to Epidemics

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
National Health Observances

National Health Observances (NHOs) are special days, weeks, or months dedicated to raising awareness about important health topics.

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.

Faith United to End Childhood Obesity
Faith United to End Childhood Obesity
filed under Interfaith     tags Youth, Let's Move!, Healthy Weight
Lotsa Helping Hands
Lotsa Helping Hands

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.

filed under Secular     tags Disability, Aging, Caregiver