Delegates to the United Church of the Christ’s Thirty-Second General Synod, meeting in Milwaukee, Wis., today (June 22) approved a resolution recognizing opioid addiction as a health epidemic, ensuring access to treatment and pharmaceutical corporate responsibility. The Resolution of Witness passed with 97 percent — 629 votes — in favor, 11 opposed, and 8 abstaining.…

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M. battled opioid addiction for almost two decades. First oxycodone and alcohol. When that wasn’t enough to numb his anguish, cocaine. Finally, heroin. Two days after being released from a short-term recovery program, M. relapsed. As the injected heroin coursed through his veins, his dangerously-enlarged heart gave out. At the age of 39, M. lost…

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The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries has announced that it will sponsor a resolution on the opioid crisis at the UCC’s 2019 General Synod, to be held June 21-25, 2019, in Milwaukee, Wis. The resolution will address two prongs of the crisis: access to treatment and the actions of pharmaceutical companies. “Now…

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CHHSM Advocacy Center Vol. 9: Mental Health and Substance Use Advocacy Menu Advocacy Introduction Vol. 1: Healthcare for All Vol. 2: Affordable Housing and Homelessness Vol. 3: Reproductive Health Care Vol. 4: Children, Youth, and Family Services Vol. 5: Services to Older Adults Vol. 6: Food Insecurity Vol 7: Services to Persons with Disabilities Vol.…

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Member organizations’ accomplishments are among the many highlights contained in “Making a Difference Together,” the 2019 Annual Report from the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries. Released June 24, the report is available online, and offers inspirational stories from CHHSM members across the United States, which point to flourishing ministries in their own…

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2019 Annual Report Making a Difference Together » Forming Leaders Advocating for Justice Embodying Love Social Accountability Financials President and Board Chair Welcome Dear Friends, We are pleased to present the 2019 Annual Report, Making a Difference Together. With the Board’s leadership in 2019, the CHHSM team and our dedicated volunteers were able to achieve…

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