Council for Health and Human Service Ministries

Labor Day Reflection

By Jamar Doyle | September 13, 2022

Earlier this month we all celebrated Labor Day, the unofficial end to summer. Many gathered in parks, beaches, and backyards with family and friends to enjoy a last cookout of the season amid the cooling summer air. Usually, for me and my husband, this means frantically grilling, cooking, and cleaning as we prepare to host…

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Advocate Aurora Health Among Top Three Integrated Health System Accountable Care Organizations in Country

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | September 12, 2022

The latest data from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services show that Advocate Aurora Health’s three accountable care organizations have saved taxpayers $79.6 million through the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) in 2021, meeting benchmarks for quality care while lowering costs. The ACOs have saved taxpayers a total of $494 million since entering MSSP…

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Neuner Named Chief Program Officer at Hoyleton Youth & Family Services

By CHHSM Staff | September 12, 2022

Hoyleton Youth & Family Services, a CHHSM member serving vulnerable youth and families in southern Illinois, has hired Julie Neuner as its chief program officer. “We are so pleased to have Julie as part of our Hoyleton family,” said Chris Cox, Hoyleton President and CEO. “Her passion and experience is what we need to propel…

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The Rev. Dr. Jamesetta Ferguson Named One of Five AARP 2023 Purpose Prize Winners

By Barb Powell | September 12, 2022

The Rev. Dr. Jamesetta Ferguson, president and CEO of MOLO Village, CDC (Community Development Corporation) and senior pastor of St. Peter’s UCC — both in Louisville, Ky. — has been named one of AARP’s 2023 Purpose Prize Award recipients. The one-of-a-kind national award honors people aged 50 and older who have proven that they are…

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Dr. Zaria Davis Named CHHSM’s New Rev. Jerry Paul Scholar

By Barb Powell | September 12, 2022

The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) has named Dr. Zaria Davis, a student at UCC-related Eden Theological Seminary in Webster Groves, Mo., as its new Rev. Jerry Paul Scholar. “I am excited to welcome Zaria Davis as this year’s Jerry Paul Scholar,” said Jamar Doyle, president and CEO of CHHSM. “Zaria…

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Nollau To You Helps Bring Renewed Passion to Good Samaritan Home

By Barb Powell | September 12, 2022

The Council for Health and Human Service Ministries’ (CHHSM) one-day Nollau To You seminars often create a foundation for change within participants, in a workplace, and sometimes both. The executive team of Good Samaritan Home in Evansville, Ind., recently came away from a Nollau To You seminar inspired and feeling positive about the future. Bert…

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Social and Biomedical Ethicist Dr. Tracy Trothen to Keynote Parker Center Symposium

By Barb Powell | September 12, 2022

Tracy J. Trothen, Ph.D., will deliver two keynotes at the annual United Church Homes Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging’s Annual Symposium. “(Pro) Longevity: The Convergence of Ethics, Tech and Spirituality” will be held Friday, Sept. 30, from 9:30 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. (EDT) at the Nationwide Event and Conference Center near Columbus, Ohio.…

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Phoebe Institute on Aging 2023 Conference Issues Call for Break-Out Group Proposals

By CHHSM Staff | September 9, 2022

Phoebe Ministries is seeking proposals for the Phoebe Institute on Aging’s 2023 Conference, “We Rise Together: Seniors Rebound with Resilience and Hope.” The conference is slated for April 27, 2023, at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa., and features boxing legend Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini as the keynote speaker. The conference will examine resiliency in…

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Lake Prince Woods’ Capital Campaign Exceeds Goal Set for Community’s New Construction and Improvements

By CHHSM Staff | September 6, 2022

September 29, 2022, is a big day for Lake Prince Woods, an EveryAge continuing care community in Suffolk, Va. Not only is it the 20th anniversary of the community’s grand opening, it also is the day ground will be broken on a new Wellness Center and renovations of Lake Prince Woods’ Commons. The groundbreaking is…

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Abundant Life and Biimaadiiziiwiin — A Multicultural Belief

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | September 6, 2022

By the Rev. Kenneth Daniel, president and CEO of United Church Homes. Reprinted with permission. As an unrepentant liberal arts major, I am often drawn to various esoteric topics across a broad range of interests. This may be part of why a friend once affectionately described me as “obscure but well intentioned.” I can get…

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