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The NC Council of Churches, American Red Cross and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC are partnering together to provide more Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and CPR training to places of worship in select counties. To date, 183 congregations have received an award.
To learn more or to complete an application, please click here. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 24.
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation and The Rensselaerville Institute are looking for individuals with project ideas for creating a healthier Wilson County. Projects will be implemented over the next 6 months and must focus on increasing physical activity and/or access to and consumption of fresh produce.
Selected Community Sparkplugs and their teams will receive the following: a $3,000 grant (simple application process), individualized help to create an action plan and set project results, support and coaching over the next 6 months, and an opportunity to become part of a growing network of Community Sparkplugs across North Carolina.
WFMY News 2HDRamsuer, NC – What if your chances of surviving a heart attack, or sudden cardiac arrest, depended on the neighborhood you lived in? According to a new study, it just may. The New England Journal of Medicine suggests CPR by a bystander is less likely in low-income areas. They go on to say there is a direct relationship between household income and the racial makeup of a neighborhood.
WUNC 91.5 North Carolina Public RadioEric Hodge: Several state organizations are banding together give churches the tools to save lives. Gurnal Scott reports.
BladenJournal.comJoy Williams of Partners in Health and Wholeness, a Christian-based organization, will collaborate with churches and the parish nurse on Monday, Nov. 28, at 5:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church at 800 W. Broad St. (across from the Municipal Building), to make local churches healthier for the glory of God.
The Sanford HeraldGiang said N.C. MedAssist representatives wanted to travel to each county to meet with eligible residents and explain the enrollment process. The organization contacted the North Carolina Council of Churches and expressed interest in partnering with faith-based organizations willing to host one-day enrollment programs. The Rev. Mechelle Myers of Sanford’s New Endland AME Zion Church received an e-mail from the Council about the initiative and was the first person to respond.
The American Diabetes Association has launched a new faith-based program called “Live Empowered” which is designed to assist churches with integrating diabetes awareness messages and life application principles into worship services. Also, in observance of American Diabetes Month, the American Diabetes Association is sponsoring “Super Diabetes Sunday” on November 13th. Super Diabetes Sundays will include materials and giveaways to help your congregation join the fight against diabetes.
NC Policy WatchIt’s no wonder why our political leaders are scrambling to find solutions, even while bumping heads in the process. Both sides want what’s best for America, but the process through which we work to achieve that has become increasingly contentious and politically charged. And I can’t help but believe that our own personal experiences and beliefs, not the persuasive views of political pundits, ultimately determine on which side of an issue we fall and what we deem worth fighting for.
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The plaintive cry of the Psalmist, “Cast me not off in the time of old age” (Ps. 71:9), demands renewed attention by the church as the number of older citizens escalates in American life. North Carolina’s 65 and over population is estimated to reach 1.2 million by 2010, more than 14% of the population. In 2011, the first of the “baby boomers” will reach retirement, with the percentage of older people in our population soaring to between fifteen and twenty percent.
Thanks to everyone who attended the 1st webinar of our series with @NCIPL & @healthandfaith today! Stay tuned for more info on our next webinar date as we continue this conversation connecting #health, #faith, & the #environment . #ClimateAction #ClimateChange #health #NC
As people of faith, we are called to respond to #climatechange. This can include adding information to worship resources for your faith community, to hosting zero-waste events. Small steps will lead to big changes. @NCIPL @healthandfaith #ClimateAction #health #faith #NC
We talk about #harmreduction principles for preventing the #OpioidCrisis, but how can we implement #harmreduction principles for our planet? #Health #faith #HealthyLiving #ClimateAction #ClimateCrisis #ClimateChangeIsReal @NCIPL @healthandfaith
"@healthandfaith believes the church is central to communities. They play an influential role in chronic disease prevention throughout our state." Introduction from Chris Pernell, Director of PHW, about PHW's work related to #health in #NC. #HealthyLiving #ClimateJustice @NCIPL
RT @ncchurches As people of faith, we are called to respond to #climatechange. This can include adding information to worship resources for your faith community, to hosting zero-waste events. Small steps will lead to big changes. @NCIPL @healthandfaith #ClimateAction #health #faith #NC
#FaithHealthWebinar We are committed to meeting congregations where they are when it comes to sustainability.
RT @ncchurches We talk about #harmreduction principles for preventing the #OpioidCrisis, but how can we implement #harmreduction principles for our planet? #Health #faith #HealthyLiving #ClimateAction #ClimateCrisis #ClimateChangeIsReal @NCIPL @healthandfaith
#FaithHealthWebinar Living and working in the east (of NC) I see the direct impacts of the intersection of Climate and Health - Jessica Stokes PHW Regional Coordinator
RT @ncchurches "@healthandfaith believes the church is central to communities. They play an influential role in chronic disease prevention throughout our state." Introduction from Chris Pernell, Director of PHW, about PHW's work related to #health in #NC. #HealthyLiving #ClimateJustice @NCIPL
RT @rykelongest Thank you all for making this happen. Great work by @NCDEQ @selc_org @CRFRiverkeeper @AppVoices @yadkinrivkeeper @CapeFearRiver @NCEJN @CleanWaterforNC @NCWARN @SierraClubNC @NCConservation @nclcv @NCIPL @HawRiverkeeper and so many more. twitter.com/NC_Gover…
RT @CreationCareWNC Still looking for little Epiphanies? This SALT Video about Eric Masterson, birdwatcher, immigrant, and deep listener may help. "Nightsongs" is a meditation on treasuring what cannot be seen. @saltproject @audubonsociety @AudubonNC vimeo.com/374902765 pic.twitter.com/QoGy…
RT @KHayhoe #AustralianWildFires climate denial claims, "it's arson! it's been warmer before! fire's natural!" The truth? Human-induced climate change is a threat multiplier. It takes existing risks + amplifies them beyond imagining, affecting every living thing on this planet: including us.