Faith-Based Partnership

faith partnership network

The Mission

Faith Partnership is a cooperative effort for local Worship Centers, with Atlantic General Hospital and Health System, to increase health awareness, education, and healthy living incentives for our community members.

The Beginning

Atlantic General Hospital and seven area churches joined forces in 2010 to offer free health management services to the community to help them adopt healthier lifestyles and change the healthcare paradigm from “healing” to “preventing.” These efforts take place in the partnering churches where parishioners are better able to access the resources. Educational sessions on pursuing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

The Details

Faith Partnership consists of community Worship Centers that have appointed a Health Ambassador(s) to represent each center at the monthly meetings. The Faith Partnership Program meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Atlantic Health Center. The meetings focus on health and wellness topics and often a guest speaker with expertise in their health topic or community resource attends the meeting to provide education to the group. The Health Ambassadors take the information from the meeting back to their Worship Center to share with their congregation.

Want to become a Health Ambassador?

To be a Health Ambassador, you must be a member of a local worship center, have a positive attitude and great people skills, be committed to your faith, and attend the monthly Faith Partnership meetings. People who might be a good fit to be a Health Ambassador are:

  • Parents with a good network of other parents
  • People with leadership or influence within a church, such as a small group leader, clergy, elder, deacon, or board
  • Leader of personal development or practical living ministries
  • Stevens ministers, communion ministers, ministers to the sick, pastoral ministers or chaplains
  • Personal trainers or life coaches
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Nutritionists or dietitians
  • Integrative health practitioners
  • Therapists
  • Teachers
  • Social Workers/counselors
  • Community health Workers

Resources

All community resources from services ranging from transportation services to home health agencies and more are maintained electronically through the Network of Care website.

For more information, please contact Gail Mansell, Director of Supportive Care Services at Atlantic General Hospital and Healthy Systems at 410-641-9725, 410-629-6892 or email Us Here.