FaithHealthNC - Statewide, NC

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and six other health systems have built congregational partnerships with 311 congregations across 19 North Carolina counties.

FaithHealthNC is a dynamic partnership efforts between faith communities, health systems and other providers focused on improving community health. The partnerships combine the caring strengths of congregations, the clinical expertise of health providers and a network of community resources. Partners are linked in a shared mission of healing.

FaithHealthNC staff, as well as volunteers from congregations and the community, offer health care ministries to anyone in their community who is in need. They provide support before, during and after hospitalization. They make home visits, provide emotional and spiritual support, and help with meals, transportation, medications and other needs. They also hold educational events on preventive health and wellness.

Providers such as Wake Forest Baptist Health offer Liaisons and Supporters of Health who help congregational and community volunteers provide care and ensure that peoples’ needs are met during times of illness. They also provide congregations with educational resources aimed at improving health.

FaithHealthNC trains volunteers in respecting patients’ privacy, hospital visitation, care at the end of life, mental health care, home health care and other topics. Staff and volunteers help patients after a hospital stay — everything from making sure their medicines are taken in the right dosages and at the right time to connecting them with resources that might help them pay utility bills or rent.