Chronic Disease Prevention and Education
More of us are living with chronic diseases now than ever. Diabetes, heart disease, stroke, emphysema, asthma can all affect our well-being and ability to work, play and live out our fullest calling and potential. Sometimes just a little bit of support or understanding what is actually happening in our bodies can make a big difference. Faith communities can be places to help provide these simple things that can make a big difference.
What are you doing in your house of worship to help prevent chronic diseases and to help provide support for those who need it?
Does your congregation:
- Develop internal structures to help people with chronic disease manage their conditions. (ex. Start a Health Ministry, start a Support Team, build community and support networks)
- Offer programs for education and health promotion. (ex. hold health fairs or screenings, offer trainings, link to expert advice and resources)
- Build community partnerships. (ex. Provide a site for a Chronic Disease Self-Management class)