Congregational Faith Community Nurse Program Details
Within the Congregational Faith Community Nurse Program, nurses collaborate with a congregation or house of worship community to take steps towards healthy lifestyles. Nurses conduct health screenings, health education classes, group classes and support and make referrals to health agencies near the place of worship.
Each nurse has a unique program design to meet the needs of their congregation or house of worship community, and they monitor health trends to adjust their programs to a foreseeable need.
The goals of the program include:
- Increasing health knowledge
- Improving self-management of prescription medications
- Improving self management of chronic disease
- Improving the coordination of social services needed through effective case management