CDC Flu Vaccination Poster for Faith Communities
Below is a link to a flu vaccination poster from the CDC for faith communities. There is space to share information about vaccination clinics you might offer or to refer congregants to other resources/clinics in the community. Please feel free to copy and use.
Flu Vaccination Poster - 2023
Follow this link and scroll down for the poster in Spanish:
Did you know?
- The U.S. had one death by suicide about every 11 minutes in 2021.
- For people aged 10–14 and 25–34 years, suicide was the second-leading cause of death.
- Nearly 900,000 youth aged 12-17 and 1.7 million adults attempted suicide.
- An increasingly greater proportion of Black students report experiencing a suicide attempt in the prior year than their White peers.
Suicide is a growing problem among young people. Faith leaders can have a significant impact on youth, their families, and your entire faith community. HOPE: A Guide for Faith Leaders to Help Prevention Youth Suicide provides faith leaders with guidance for identifying and helping youth who may be at risk for suicide.
Health Articles for your Congregation
Focus on Body, Mind, and Spirit
Are you looking for health articles to include in your congregation's newsletter?
You don't have to re-invent the wheel! Advocate Health Care is kind enough to allow us to post their monthly health flyers on a variety of helpful topics.
For September/October, find three Interfaith Flu Flyers to post around the church.
You can find more health articles and other helpful tools for ministry by clicking here:
Parish Nurse Ministry Tools page under Resources.
More Health Flyers to use!!
These are free health tip sheets that you can download and are published in English or Spanish. There is a current month bulletin amd also an archive of hundreds of other topics to choose.
The link can be found in the Member's Only section under Program Library Toolkit. Go to the page and scroll down. Check it out now!!
Our 2023 Grant Recipients
Congratulations to the two 2023 grant recipients of $750.00 each!
Vyneta Barnett, from St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Alexandria, Kentucky, has used her grant to complete the Foundations Course. Vyneta will be starting the Faith Community Nurse ministry, including a blood pressure clinic, and developing an appropriate documentation system.
Jennifer Nemeth, from Christ Lutheran Church (LCMS) in La Mesa, California, will be using her grant for The LIFT Project. This is a lifestyle based mental health and wellbeing program. It is an evidence-based, cost effective program to help participants make lasting lifestyle changes.
Click here for more information and for the application form. The next deadline is March 15, 2024.
Looking for some Spiritual Refreshment?
Taking some time for your own spiritual development is vital to your ministry. We have some resources that will help you.
There is a wonderful Advent Devotion by Carol deSchepper.
Cancer Support Group for Spanish Speaking Persons
Spanish Cancer Support Group: Pilar Flores, social worker at Holy Cross Health Centers in Aspen Hill and Silver Spring, is facilitating a virtual cancer support group for Spanish speaking adults who are currently in treatment for cancer. It is held on Teams and it is every 4th Monday from 6:00 - 7:00 PM. Please see attached flyer and promote as appropriate. For more information please contact Pilar Flores at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-754-8583Flyer in Spanish
Living Lutheran Articles
Love and Serving: Faith Community Nurses Care for Body, Mind, and Spirit
Faith Community Nurses promote health and wellness in congregations and also at churchwide and synod gatherings. Several of our members share quotes and stories about the effectiveness and joys of faith community nursing that ministers to body, mind, and spirit.
CLICK HERE for this and two previous articles about Faith Community Nursing.
Research Reviews Available!!
Jean Bokinskie does the work of finding appropriate research articles, gives a brief review of the content and summarizes implications for FCN practice.
For November/December the topics are:
prayer, worship, “why me?”, and a social media resource of “back to school” toolkit that provides information for schools, parents/caregivers, and young people.
Go to Members Only, click on Resources, then find Research Reviews..
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Cold Weather Precautions - Keeping everyone safe as the weather changes
Before you find yourself unprepared
for winter weather, consider these tips
to promote safety and good health.
Click below for a poster outlining cold weather precautions.
Cold Weather Precautions Poster
Blood Pressure Measurement/Screening Guidelines
Thanks to the efforts of several of our members, the Program Library now has Evidence based Guidelines addressing Blood Pressure Measurement/Screening. A significant amount of work has been invested to offer these guidelines to our members. The evidence was drawn from the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, the U.S. BP Validated Device Listing, the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute of National Institute of Health, the 7th Report of the Joint National Committee on Preventions,
Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure, and the American Medical Association.
You will find the following in the library:
· Comprehensive Guidelines including equipment, process, and follow-up and interventions,
· Two (2) consent/disclaimer forms to be used at events and screenings (your choice), and
· 5 handouts that can be used for patient/congregant education.
To find the BP Screening toolkit, go to the MEMBERS ONLY page of the website and find the information within the Physical Health Programs.
LUTHERAN PARISH NURSES INTERNATIONAL STUDY TOUR
10-18 September 2024 ALASKA USA
LPNI study tours provide Parish Nurses and others from around the world an opportunity to learn, network and support one another, share experiences and models of practice, meet with pastors, deaconesses, missionaries and others to enjoy fellowship with like-minded people. Previous study tours have included Palestine, Australia, Finland, USA, Germany, New Zealand, Brazil, England, Canada, Singapore, Romania
For more information about LPNI and the study tour click here.
LFCNA Board Member Contact Information
It is our desire that members of LFCNA to have full access to contact information for our Board Officers and Directors. For security purposes we have added this information to the Member's Only page. The Board List with contact information is now available. Click on the Officer and Director Contact List link.