The Rev. Gary Newsome, chaplain at Lake Prince Woods Retirement Community in Suffolk, Va. — part of UCC-related United Church Homes and Services — held an historic meeting of area clergy July 14 on the Lake Prince Woods grounds. In attendance were white pastors from prominent historical churches from varying denominations and prominent African-American clergy…

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Care Purchasing Service (CPS), the group purchasing partner of the CHHSM Store, has information about COVID-19 compliant cleaning of scrubs and linen washing processes through its vendor, Medtegrity. In addition to its long-term services, the vendor also has shorter term services developed specifically for the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact Natalia Hernandez, 561.894.7611, CHHSM’s client account manager,…

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Care Purchasing Services (CPS), the group purchasing agent of the CHHSM Store, is providing updates during the COVID-19 outbreak as they are received from distribution partners who provide supplies identified to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and as provided with the items listed below. Inventories have and will continue to be fluid. CPS’ distributor…

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The Council for Health and Human Service Ministries staff sent this message to all CHHSM members. We reprint it here for all CHHSM members and friends. We invite all CHHSM members and friends to send us resources and stories about how your organization is responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Dear Friends, We write to offer…

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Between weather fluctuations and the current strains of flu virus, this year’s flu season is trending toward being one of the worst in recent years. Additionally, there is worldwide concern over the coronavirus. CHHSM offers the following background information, as well as health and hygiene tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),…

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UCC-related Advocate Aurora Health — based in Downers Grove, Ill. And Milwaukee, Wis. — is helping lead the way to increased health equity for residents of Chicago’s South Side. The health system’s Advocate Trinity Hospital has signed a nonbinding agreement with three other area hospitals — Mercy Hospital and Medical Center (a member of Trinity…

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UCC-related Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF), based in Long Beach, Calif., recently signed a Master Development Agreement with the Hawai’i Public Housing Authority (HPHA) to begin pre-development of an 800-unit affordable housing community for older adults in Honolulu. The project will consist of three 20-story buildings that will include HPHA’s administrative offices, 800 affordable apartments with…

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In order to support United Church of Christ efforts to relieve thousands of low-income families of medical debt, the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries has instituted a matching gift of $15,000. The donation will be contributed to the UCC Giving Tuesday campaign to relieve medical debt. Giving Tuesday takes place Dec. 3…

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