Community Health

Our Community Service Department has a mission to make a measurable difference in the health and wellness of the individuals who live in our six-county service area.  To accomplish that mission, regular health screenings are offered in the communities we serve to detect for the risks of heart disease and stroke as well as diabetes, cancer and obesity.  We also complete a Community Health Assessment every three years to identify the primary health risk factors in the communities we serve.  You can view the results of those assessments by clicking the links below.

Faith Community Nursing Service

This service is provided through the Community Service Department as a collaborative with nurses in faith communities throughout the region to help them create faith community nursing programs or health ministries in their congregations.  This service is available to congregations of all faiths and sizes.

Faith community nurses are registered nurses and people of faith trained to provide specific services, such as regular blood pressure screenings and how to educate congregations.  They do not diagnose or treat illnesses or dispense medications and are not members of any clergy.  Rather, they act as health advocates, educate people about improving their health, serve as counselors and act as visitation advocates and volunteer coordinators within their congregation.

If you are interested in becoming a faith community nurse or want more information about the services provided through the Community Service Department, please call (859) 239-2426.

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