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Guide to Community Navigators

Your Guide to Community Navigators Below you will find several tools and resources from a variety of sources designed to help you conceptualize the many roles community health navigators can play and learn from what others are doing in the field.  We hope you find this guide useful as you build partnerships and conduct outreach in your communities. […]

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Webinar: Prevent & Manage Chronic Conditions

    The following was sent to us by Candace DeMatteis of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease Nearly 2,200 Americans die each day from cardiovascular disease. One in four has a mental health problem, yet less than 25 percent receive treatment. One in three will have diabetes by 2050. Of every dollar spent on health care […]

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Mapping Childhood Trauma in Gainesville, Florida

        National Public Radio’s Laura Starecheski reports on an unlikely partnership. Dr. Nancy Hardt (above right) joined with Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell (left) to decrease childhood trauma in Gainesville, Florida. Starecheski says that Hardt was changed by some research she was coming across: The research shows that kids who have tough childhoods — because of […]

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Discover Assets in Your Community

  Discover Assets in Your Community By Tom Peterson “In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.”    — Charles Darwin On the surface, a retirement center and an elementary school may seem like an unlikely pair. The beneficiaries of each institution […]

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Congratulations to Henry Ford, Methodist Le Bonheur, and Florida Hospital!

Congratulations are in order for Henry Ford Health System, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, and Florida Hospital for winning Hospital Charitable Service Awards! Hospital Charitable Service Awards is a program sponsored by Jackson Healthcare that “honors hospitals whose charitable commitment promotes health and wellness in the local and global hospital community.” Henry Ford, Methodist Le Bonheur, and […]

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Align the Assets

    By Gary Gunderson The work of leaders is to align the assets within their influence in light of their most mature faith and most relevant science. Those of us working within the wide field of health are primarily guided by the health sciences. But we constantly struggle with the issue of which stream […]

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Congregational Health Network Seminar March 12-13

The Congregational Health Network: Adaptation Seminar  Immersion and Presentation, March 12-13th, 2015 Memphis, Tennessee, Methodist University Hospital, 1265 Union Ave. For information, contact Niels French: 901-516-0835. Niels.French@mlh.org The Congregational Health Network is a partnership between Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, congregations and other relevant community entities in the Memphis metropolitan area designed to address health issues by increasing […]

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Q & A: The CDC’s Dr. Denise Koo

The CDC’s Community Health Improvement Navigator Denise Koo, MD, MPH, Captain, United States Public Health Service, is Senior Advisor for Health Systems, Office of Public Health Scientific Services, CDC, currently leading development of the Community Health Improvement Navigator in CDC’s Policy Office. Dr. Koo graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Biochemical Sciences. She […]

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