Anti-Racism Center

To be a disciple is to be anti-racist. Through self and communal reflection and by continuing to gather resources, ideas, and wisdom, we hope this online collection supports our journey on the road of justice and grace.

Advocacy Center

We partnered with the United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries to bring you this advocacy toolkit. The issues raised here stem from the variety of services CHHSM organizations provide nationwide.

By the Numbers

Together, CHHSM’s more than 400 health and human service programs and communities provide $1 billion in uncompensated, charitable care. This includes:


providing acute and skilled nursing care

Affordable Housing Units

for older adults, persons with disabilities, and low-income families


provided care in treatment programs

Latest News

Inspiring Preachers, Speakers to Highlight CHHSM Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | February 12, 2021

The 83rd CHHSM Annual Gathering, themed “Together in Hope,” takes place online March 2-4 with a docket of keynote speakers and worship leaders guaranteed to inspire and captivate attendees. Preachers include the Rev. Darrell Goodwin, executive conference minister of the UCC’s Southern New England Conference, and the Rev. Dr. Yvonne Delk — teacher, educator, preacher,…

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CHHSM Creates Fact-Based Information Campaign to Support Members’ COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Programs

By Barb Powell | February 11, 2021

In order to support CHHSM members’ efforts to help their employees and residents understand the risks and rewards of the COVID-19 vaccines, the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries has launched a “Myth vs. Facts” campaign. Created by the Rev. Elyse Berry, D.Min., CHHSM’s associate for advocacy and leadership development, the campaign aims…

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Advocate Aurora Health Begins New Year by Raising its Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

By Barb Powell | February 9, 2021

UCC-related Advocate Aurora Health, whose health system stretches from northeast Wisconsin to south Chicagoland, has announced that as of Jan. 3, 2021, it increased its minimum wage to $15 an hour. The increase was the culmination of a three-year plan to establish equitable, market-competitive wages for all employees. Advocate Aurora’s Chief Executive Officer Jim Skogsbergh…

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From the President


By Michael Readinger | February 11, 2021

This issue of Diakonie arrives in your mailbox on the day after we celebrate President’s Day. Abraham Lincoln’s birthday was last week, the Super Bowl a few days before that. And recently, there have been so many stories of the deaths of music, movie and theater legends, sports stars, political leaders and other celebrities in…

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