Be A Voice Health and Human Service Advocacy Toolkit

CHHSM Synod Resolution on Racism is the Latest in its Tradition of Public Health Advocacy

By Barb Powell | April 12, 2021

This summer, the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) and Council on Racial and Ethnic Ministries (COREM) are bringing a Resolution of Witness to the 33rd General Synod of the United Church of Christ, calling on the church to declare and respond to racism as a public health crisis. The resolution calls the…

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COVID-19 Bias and Anti-Racism Training Act Legislation Would Address Pandemic’s Racial and Ethnic Disparities

By Barb Powell | July 27, 2020

Part of CHHSM’s advocacy emphasis is the Be A Voice Health and Human Service Advocacy Toolkit, which is introducing new topic areas each month. In recent months, as the COVID-19 pandemic has brought racial and ethnic disparities in health and human services into focus, the toolkit also has used health equity as a lens for…

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CHHSM Board and Staff are grieved to learn of the death of our friend and colleague, Greg Watson, who died in October 2022. Greg was vice president of operations for Embrace Living Communities, based in Oak Brook, Ill.Greg was a graduate of CHHSM’s Nollau Leadership Institute, class of 2018-2019, and was consecrated as a Diakonal Minister during our 2019 Annual Gathering in Chicago. In an article about his class in June 2018 — not long after the group’s first retreat — Greg said, “The best part is not only beginning the process of clarifying your calling; but also, understanding and accepting one’s personal strength. Recognition of one’s ‘true' self enables us to serve from a place of wholeness.”Greg also served on the CHHSM Board of Directors, and was a beloved friend and colleague to many in the CHHSM family. Embrace Living stated on its website, “Greg was an outstanding servant leader for 17 years at Embrace Living Communities. He will be greatly missed.”CHHSM sends its prayers and love to Greg’s friends, family, and Embrace Living colleagues. ... See MoreSee Less
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