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Who We Are

FaithHealthNC is connecting the caring strengths of congregations with community resources and the health care network. 

FaithHealthNC brings the faith community in after a patient is discharged from the hospital or other medical facility in order to reduce readmission rates.   

FaithHealthNC connects people in need with a Christian Faith Based support system.  

FaithHealthNC is designed to keep patients from having to return to the hospital by being sure they take their medicine, make their follow-up appointments, and have someone to call for support and encouragement when needed.

When illness strikes, volunteers provide support before, during and after hospitalization. They make home visits, provide emotional and spiritual support, and assess practical needs including meals, transportation and help with medications. They also facilitate educational events focused on preventive medicine and wellness.

 

What We Do

FaithHealthNC is a dynamic partnership between faith communities, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and other health care providers focused on improving health. The partnerships are built on webs of trust, combining the caring strengths of congregations, the clinical expertise of the Medical Center and a network of community resources. Members of the partnership sign a covenant linking them together in a shared mission of healing.

Clergy and their congregations assign volunteers, known as Congregational Care Coordinators (CCCs), to facilitate supportive health care ministries for their members and neighbors. When illness strikes, the volunteers provide support before, during and after hospitalization. They make home visits, provide emotional and spiritual support, and assess practical needs including meals, transportation and help with medications. They also facilitate educational events focused on preventive medicine and wellness.

Wake Forest Baptist provides Health Care Liaisons (HCLs) to help clergy and their CCCs in providing care and ensuring that member needs are met during times of illness. They facilitate training for CCCs in topics such as respecting patients’ privacy, hospital visitation, care at the end of life, mental health first aide and home health care. They ensure that member congregations receive a wealth of educational resources aimed at improving health.

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