Intersections of Faith and Health Conference
Intersections of Faith and Health: Mobilizing Faith-Based Assets, Public Health and Communities is a special ecumenical gathering bringing together congregation and community members with those in other health-serving capacities such as hospitals, clinics, public health, etc. for trainings, plenary sessions and workshops providing opportunities to meet people engaged in Kansas and Nebraska health ministry through many venues and using a range of effective models. Keynote presenter Rev. Dr. Gary Gunderson is a nationally-known thought leader in faith and health currently serving as Professor of Health of the Public and Professor of Public Health Science at Wake Forest University, and as Vice President for FaithHealth at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina. Gunderson is also known for his books including 'Deeply Woven Roots' and 'The Leading Causes of Life,' and for his work in developing a successful new model of congregational health. The conference features a variety of workshops including "Roles that Put Wheels on the Movement: Witness from Memphis and North Carolina," "It Works for Us," "Advocacy for Health," "Good Neighboring as Good Medicine," "Hospitals and Faith Communities," "Ecumenical Coalitions," and "Faith and Health in Decidedly Rural Areas." The day will conclude with a panel discussion "Intersections of Faith, Health and Community: The Future." An October 18 pre-conference is also offered, featuring training sessions including Health Ministry Team Training, Congregational Health Ministry Basics, and topics on parish nursing including Spirituality, Mental Illness in Congregations, and Introduction to Parish Nursing. Please visit http://healthfund.org/ifh17 for full details and registration ($10 pre-conference, $15 conference). A limited number of hotel rooms are available at a special $50 rate.