Latest Health Team Update
Holding Sacred Space: Mental Health and Faith Webinars
Church and Society is hosting a webinar series throughout the month of October discussing “intersectionalities of mental health, faith, and social action.”
Addressing Substance Abuse and Addiction
Learn about substance misuse and get assistance for recovery and treatment. We’d love to help your congregation support individuals who may be struggling with substance use disorder.
For a little more background, StartYourRecovery.org is a groundbreaking website developed by bringing together experts in substance misuse treatment from leading nonprofit, academic, and government institutions. Through this important resource, individuals can hear stories from people with similar life experiences, discover the answers they need for recognizing and dealing with substance misuse, and locate support. You can learn more about us here.
Veterans and Service Members
Active duty, retirees, reservists and military family members live in every county in North Carolina. Many of these folks are church members and certainly live in our communities. We know that these neighbors volunteer to ensure the greater good of our country, and we certainly want to welcome them to our church families and care for them the best we can.
Many Veterans are likely to turn to clergy before seeking mental health treatment.
Below are some helpful resources:
Suicide Prevention & Bereavement:
Integrative Mental Health:
The Shay Moral Injury Center:
Durham VA Health Care System:
Breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women after skin cancer. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.
If you are a woman age 40 to 49, talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often to get them.
If you are a woman age 50 to 74, be sure to get a mammogram every 2 years. You may also choose to get them more often.
Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member of yours had breast or ovarian cancer. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get mammograms.
Healthcare for all is a faith issue.
Our Fact of the Week is “States’ failure to close the coverage gap has resulted in nearly 16,000 unnecessary deaths.“
Let’s close the healthcare coverage gap!
For news and information check out these partnership organizations:
Care4Carolina believes that access to quality, affordable health care helps build a healthier, stronger North Carolina. Covering the uninsured means better premium value for North Carolinians with private health insurance by lowering costs for everyone. Providing health insurance coverage will help people gain access to the care they need, which improves health outcomes.
Care4Carolina recognizes there are currently over 1 million uninsured. Of those, approximately 400,000 could benefit from closing the insurance gap and having affordable insurance options available to them.
Care4Carolina seeks to strengthen the economic and social wellbeing of our state by increasing access to affordable, quality healthcare for all North Carolinians.
Memory Care in North Carolina
Memory care facilities provide those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia with care that is tailored to their unique needs. Memory care can take place in its own facility, or as part of a designated wing of another residential care community. Staff members of memory care units or facilities undergo specialized training in caring for those with memory impairment, and the facilities often coordinate social activities and schedules specifically for the needs of those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
This guide will cover the cost of memory care in North Carolina, financial assistance options for paying for memory care, free memory care resources in the state, and a directory of memory care facilities in North Carolina.
The Duke Clergy Health Initiative shared a report on findings from the 2019 Clergy Health Initiative statewide survey.