The FaithHealth Model
What is FaithHealth?
By Gary Gunderson
“The FaithHealth model sees the whole as one thing. A jumble becomes a pattern and a map on which you can see public health, law enforcement and education, all three linked to healthcare facilities and then to all of the churches, synagogues and mosques on the same map. How much health care could the model generate? How much mercy, justice and compassion might flow into and through the neighborhoods the model makes visible?”
It takes all kinds of folks to do the work of FaithHealth, to help bring health to the most vulnerable people. Here are some of them.
These should make sense in any community
Full-time staff who connect clients with primary care appointments and medication, complete insurance paperwork, deliver food and more.
Part-time, lightly funded. Already trusted in some community or network. Provide hands-on caregiving, such as delivering meals. Recruit and train volunteers.
And so should these new kinds of Chaplains
Discover & align your assets. Each community has unique possibilities. Here’s some of what we found in ours:
Licensed mental health professionals who provide education and support for clients and families through 37 centers across North Carolina.