CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution

St. John’s Community Care Appoints New Executive Director

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 19, 2022

St. John’s Community Care has announced that Christine Stewart is the organization’s new executive director. An experienced leader, Stewart assumes her new duties May 2, 2022. She succeeds Nancy Berry who, after 34 years as executive director, retires May 31. Christine comes to St. John’s from Alberta, Canada, where she led the Canadian Mental Health…

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Register Now for Phoebe Institute on Aging’s Conference on Secondary Trauma and Resiliency in Senior Care

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 5, 2022

The Phoebe Institute on Aging (PIA) and the Allentown, Pa., area’s PBS channel —PBS39 — present its annual one-day conference — this year entitled “The Personal Cost of Caring: Secondary Trauma and Resiliency in Senior Care” — on Thursday, April 28, 2022.  The virtual conference will examine the effects of COVID-19 on caregivers of older adults: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Practical…

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Advocate Aurora Health Hospitals Named to Newsweek’s Best List

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 4, 2022

Nine Advocate Aurora Health hospitals — a CHHSM member based in Illinois and Wisconsin — were named to Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals list, the most of any Midwest health system and among the best in the country.   The distinctions reflect the superior work done by Advocate Aurora team members during an unprecedented time for all…

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Deaconess Nurse Ministry: Changing Lives, One Person at a Time

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | March 29, 2022

By Emmy Guthrie, Administrative Assistant, Development Staff, Deaconess Nurse Ministry, St. Louis. Reprinted with permission. Mr. K came to the food pantry weekly where a Deaconess Nurse Ministry nurse works. He liked to walk by to say hi to the nurse, Debra, but always outside of her office. Debra always stepped closer to the door…

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CHHSM Gathering Votes Clay Street Table into Membership

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | March 16, 2022

By the Rev. Dr. Paul Davis, director of Clay Street Table Last week in Louisville, Kentucky, at its 84th Annual Gathering (and first in person since the pandemic), members of The Council of Health & Human Services Ministries of the United Church of Christ (CHHSM) — vaccinated, boosted, and health-screened daily for COVID — heard about our…

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‘He’s a Music Man’ for United Church Homes

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | March 7, 2022

By Ashley Bills, corporate communications manager, United Church Homes. Photos provided by Howard Cole. Reprinted with permission from the Winter 2022 issue of Spirit. Howard Cole has been with United Church Homes for five years, serving as the Music & Memory Program coordinator, where he supports residents with the set up and delivery of Music…

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RHF Receives $10,000 Grant to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake and Education as part of CDC Vaccine Equity and Access Program

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | March 7, 2022

UCC-related Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF), with headquarters in Long Beach, Calif., has been selected to receive a $10,000 grant through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Vaccine Equity and Access Program (VEAP) to increase COVID-19 and influenza vaccine confidence and access among older adults. “RHF is committed to enhancing the quality of life…

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Advocate Aurora Health partners with Employ Milwaukee to Promote Health Care Careers for Underrepresented Populations

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | March 7, 2022

CHHSM member Advocate Aurora Health, based in Downers Grove, Ill., and Milwaukee, Wis., is partnering with Employ Milwaukee, the workforce development board serving Milwaukee County, to create the Milwaukee Healthcare Workforce Initiative (MHWI), a program to increase underrepresented populations’ access to quality health care careers through training and guaranteed job interviews. The MHWI is now…

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CHHSM Member Seven Counties Services/Bellewood & Brooklawn Partner with Communities to Build on Strengths

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | February 28, 2022

This interesting case study from CHHSM member Seven Counties Services/Bellewood & Brooklawn offers a unique perspective into building community and capacity through partnerships. Historically, Brooklawn is the oldest health and human service agency connected to the United Church of Christ. Brooklawn moved from orphanage to serving youth who have experienced trauma and mental health concerns.…

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Ribbon Cutting Marks Dedication of New EveryAge Elderhaus PACE Location

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | February 28, 2022

Elderhaus PACE, a program providing comprehensive all-inclusive medical and social services to individuals 55 and older with chronic health conditions, dedicated its new location at 1380 North College Road in Wilmington, N.C., Feb. 17 with a special ribbon cutting ceremony. Elderhaus PACE (Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) is operated by CHHSM member EveryAge. In…

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