RSS feed for this section

Archive | Uncategorized

Virtual clergy support group offers a safe space to ‘just be’

Dock overlooking a calm overcast lake.

For the past couple of years, faith leaders have found a safe space where they can gather to share their struggles, joys, and concerns. A virtual monthly clergy support group, sponsored by Advocate Aurora Health Faith and Health Partnerships, has provided faith leaders with fellowship, respite – and a place to ‘just be,’ says the Read More

Read More Comments Off on Virtual clergy support group offers a safe space to ‘just be’

COVID-19: One Nurse as Patient’s Journey

Mariann Hisel

By: Mariann Hisel, Ed.D.; MSN; MBA; RNC-OB; RNC-EFM; LCCE Everyone on this earth has been affected by COVID-19. COVID-19 has changed the world. COVID-19 changed the world in how people interact with each other, how we treat science, how we respect public health, our political views, and our faith.  We have gone from “We are all Read More

Read More Comments Off on COVID-19: One Nurse as Patient’s Journey

‘Music brings a community together’

listening to music

Listening to gospel music, drumming, playing in a praise band, chanting, singing hymns… Music plays a central role in the life of faith communities. Music does more than enhance the spiritual wellbeing of congregants, though. It also offers numerous health benefits. For example: Listening to music can inspire us to move and dance – activities that Read More

Read More Comments Off on ‘Music brings a community together’

Building connections:  ‘the heart of what we do’

IMG_0294

Since 2019, partners in the Avondale Faith and Health Collaborative have worked together to offer food, vaccines, masks, clothing, mental health support and other resources to help residents in the greater Avondale area live well. But the Collaborative does much more than that, says Amy McNicholas, Illinois manager of Faith and Health Partnerships, Advocate Aurora Read More

Read More Comments Off on Building connections:  ‘the heart of what we do’

‘A lifeline for so many’

mom and child

Maria looks forward to every other Thursday when she can attend Let’s Talk!, a support group for moms. “It’s something special I do for myself,” said Maria, a mother of two young children. “I always make time for it.” Maria, like other participants, have benefitted from Let’s Talk!, a bi-weekly virtual group sponsored by Advocate Read More

Read More Comments Off on ‘A lifeline for so many’

The Oasis provides nourishment for body and soul

The Oasis provides nourishment for body and soul

In 2010, the congregation of Kimball Avenue United Church of Christ worshipped in a historic building, located in the Logan Square community of Chicago…until a steam boiler pipe burst and damaged the building beyond affordable repair.  So, in 2011, the congregation boldly moved forward in disassembling the building and opening the space for God to Read More

Read More Comments Off on The Oasis provides nourishment for body and soul

A Passion to Reverse the Statistics

2021-Falls-Prevention-Awareness-Week_Social-Team-Effort_illustration1_7-21

Did you know that Wisconsin has the nation’s highest rate of deadly falls among older adults? In 2019, 1,672 Wisconsinites age 65+ died from fall-related injuries. Among them: 234 in Milwaukee County. Nationwide, falls are the leading cause of injury-related death among adults age 65 and older, and the age-adjusted fall death rate is increasing, Read More

Read More Comments Off on A Passion to Reverse the Statistics

How Faith Community Nurses Can Empower Congregants in Preventing Stroke

BE FAST

By Rebecca Eberhardt, Quality Coordinator, Sr., Sepsis and Stroke, Advocate Aurora Health At Advocate Aurora Health, our mission is to help people live well. How can we apply this to stroke prevention in our faith communities? Nutrition Transportation or mobility issues can impact congregants’ food choices, especially if they do not live near a supermarket. Read More

Read More Comments Off on How Faith Community Nurses Can Empower Congregants in Preventing Stroke

Faith communities: a natural setting for suicide prevention

women friends

Faith communities can provide a natural setting for suicide prevention. In fact, one of the protective factors against suicide is religiosity and a connection to a faith community, says  Dr. Munther Barakat, director of behavioral health at Aurora Behavioral Health Center in Wauwatosa, Wis. “Faith communities can provide a sense of belonging and a source Read More

Read More Comments Off on Faith communities: a natural setting for suicide prevention

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