Congregational Health

Study finds that healthier pastors lead to more health programming at churches
The number of health and wellness programs at church -- from softball teams to diabetic screenings -- often depends on the health habits of the man or woman at the pulpit, according to recent findings by Kansas State University researchers. Learn more.

Parish Nursing:

Health Care Association: http://www.hmassoc.org/
The Health Ministries Association is recognized as the only national professional membership organization for faith community nurses.

Online Parish Nursing Course: http://www.slu.edu/x18074.xml

Kansas Parish Nurse Ministry Course: http://www.kansasparishnurseministry.org/page/page/4381759.htm

United Methodist Committee on Relief Parish Nursing Program: http://new.gbgm-umc.org/umcor/work/health/parish-nurse/

American Community Gardening Association: http://www.communitygarden.org/

The American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) is a bi-national nonprofit membership organization of professionals, volunteers and supporters of community greening in urban and rural communities.  The Association recognizes that community gardening improves people’s quality of life by providing a catalyst for neighborhood and community development, stimulating social interaction, encouraging self-reliance, beautifying neighborhoods, producing nutritious food, reducing family food budgets, conserving resources and creating opportunities for recreation, exercise, therapy and education. ACGA and its member organizations work to promote and support all aspects of community food and ornamental gardening, urban forestry, preservation and management of open space, and integrated planning and management of developing urban and rural lands.