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
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Healing Cards Lift Patients’ Spirits
Something magical seems to happen whenever Chaplain Rabbi Aggie Goldenholz offers get-well cards to the patients whom she visits. “The Healing cards lift the spirits of patients who receive them,” said Goldenholz, a chaplain at Advocate Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee. “The patients are reminded that someone – even a stranger – cares about them.” Read More
Islamic Foundation North participates in community research project
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
Islamic Foundation North high school students trained to serve at health clinic
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
Cindy Novak Joins Advocate Aurora Health as Faith and Health Communications Coordinator
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
Meet Shonie and Luz, who serve through South Chicago Loving and Healthy Community Collaborative
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
Thank you to All Who Attended and Helped Make Jan. 30 Convening a Success!
See Photos See Videos See Workshop Descriptions See Presentation Materials See Program for the day See Speaker Biographies Together, we: learned about the intersection of faith, trauma and resilience, learned practical ways to promote healing and build resilience in our communities, and discovered concrete actions we can take to create, model and guide transformation to Read More
South Chicago Loving and Healthy Community Collaborative Makes an Impact on South Chicago Residents
Cultivating a loving and healthy community in which people can be healthy, safe and connected. The South Chicago Loving and Healthy Community Collaborative is a partnership between Advocate Aurora Health, Claretian Associates and faith-rooted partners to improve the health and well-being of South Chicago neighbors. The Collaborative is making a measurable impact on the health Read More
Clinical Pastoral Education Opportunities Available in Illinois and Wisconsin
Interested in enhancing your pastoral skills, discerning a vocational change, or meeting seminary, ordination and/or board-certified chaplaincy requirements? Advocate Aurora Health offers Clinical Pastoral Education programs in and between Green Bay, Wisconsin and Bloomington, Illinois in a range of contexts from inner city medical centers to rural community hospitals. Learn more. Opportunities at Advocate Illinois Masonic Read More
Volunteer, learn and play through The Forest Preserves of Cook County
The Forest Preserves of Cook County offers numerous volunteer, educational and recreational opportunities: Volunteer opportunities Experience the transition from fall to winter. Consider volunteering in the Forest Preserves of Cook County. There are opportunities throughout the county for people of all ages and experience levels. See the details. Nov. 12, 5:30-7:00 p.m.: Camping 101 for Read More
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