The biggest part of our mission at Mount Carmel is to improve the health of the communities we serve. One of the many ways we do that is by building relationships with local faith-based organizations and congregations from all faith traditions through a program called Mount Carmel Church Partnerships.
Through Church Partnerships we assist and empower faith communities to address the unique health needs of their congregations. In many cases that involves healthful interventions like health screenings (e.g., blood pressure checks), developing congregational support groups (e.g., grief support group, divorce-care group), creating a health information bulletin board, or having nurses who are part of the congregation contribute their skills to their faith community. We also provide congregations with assistance in establishing and/or enhancing their health ministry teams, supplementing health promotion and health education endeavors, and providing education and training opportunities.
Services are provided free of charge with the exception of some education opportunities.
Kate Whitman, MSE, BSN, RN
Manager, Mount Carmel Church Partnerships
Coordinator, Church Partnerships & Community Benefit Ministry