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Khalil Center provides culturally competent and spiritually integrated care for Muslim Americans

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Khalil Center is a psychological and spiritual wellness center pioneering the application of traditional Islamic spiritual healing methods to modern clinical psychology. Located in Lombard, IL, Khalil Center meets the needs of Chicago area Muslims, many of whom say Islamically integrated services by a provider who shares religious values is extremely important, according to Khalil Read More

Welcome, Anya!

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Anya Gordon has a passion for helping others. Her new role at Advocate Aurora Health as Program Specialist on Faith and Community Health allows her to do just that – and make a direct impact on her community. “This role is well suited for me,” she said. “It’s in line with my personal passion and Read More

Avondale Faith and Health Collaborative: Promoting Health and Well-Being for Our Community

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The Avondale Faith and Health Collaborative is a partnership of faith-rooted organizations and faith communities that have come together to improve the health and well-being of Avondale residents. We can all thrive and be healthier when we: Know and trust each other, Draw on the power of our spiritual traditions, Connect to services and programs Read More

Meet Nilda and Ivette: Promoting the Health and Wellbeing of the Avondale Community

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The Avondale Faith and Health Collaborative is a partnership of faith-rooted organizations and faith communities that have come together to improve the health and well-being of Avondale residents. Advocate Health Care will contribute a full-time faith community nurse and community connector to design, promote, support, and execute health and wellness programs designed to mitigate key health Read More

Islamic Foundation North participates in community research project

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The Initiative for Islam and Medicine came to IFN last August to conduct a community research project on organ donation and end of life in the Muslim community. Nancy Romanchek, Mosque Community Nurse, served as a peer educator for the two-day research project. She helped facilitate the program, which included guest speakers and lively small-group Read More

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Islamic Foundation North high school students trained to serve at health clinic

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Nancy Romanchek, Mosque Community Nurse, trained four IFN high school volunteers in the American Heart Association Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED course over two Saturday mornings this past August. The course prepared them to serve as volunteers at the IFN Health Clinic, which serves uninsured patients in Lake County. The four young women also learned Read More

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Cindy Novak Joins Advocate Aurora Health as Faith and Health Communications Coordinator

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Cindy will provide communications support for Advocate Aurora Faith and Health Partnerships, Faith Community Nurse program, and the Center for Faith and Community Health Transformation.  She has 25 years of experience in the communications field, having most recently served as communications coordinator at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Naperville, IL. Prior to that, Novak worked in Read More

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Meet Shonie and Luz, who serve through South Chicago Loving and Healthy Community Collaborative

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The South Chicago Loving and Healthy Community Collaborative— a partnership between Advocate Health Care, Claretian Associates and faith-rooted partners—will offer the resources of an Advocate Faith Community Nurse and Community Connector to help carry out its mission to “Cultivate a loving and healthy community in which people can be healthy, safe and connected.” Lashondria Purnell, Read More

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Register Today for Jan. 30 Convening Event

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All Are Invited to a Special Gathering on January 30 Learn practical ways to promote healing and build resilience in your community. Learn more about the healing-engaged and trauma-informed movement. Attend dynamic workshops. Hear inspiring speakers. All are invited to: Convening at the Intersection of Trauma, Faith and Resilience to Connect, Learn, Heal and Serve Read More

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A joint project of Advocate Health Care & the OCEAN-HP at the University of Illinois at Chicago.