At Atlantic Health System, we understand that faith and health are central to human well-being. That’s why we partner with faith communities to help them lead healthier lives, both physically and spiritually.
Our Faith Community Health Partnerships program consists of:
- Volunteers, known as FCHP liaisons, who provide spiritual and emotional support
- Training and consultation for FCHP liaisons
- Timely notifications when members of a congregation are admitted or discharged from the hospital
- Educational programs, screenings and referrals designed to foster healthy lifestyles
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Faith Community Health Partnership Liaisons
As part of the Faith Community Health Partnership, Atlantic Health System trains liaisons to provide comfort and support to patients and families during difficult times and connect them with faith community resources. These liaisons work under the direction of their faith leader and continue to receive training from Atlantic Health System throughout their tenure.
Liaisons also work with Atlantic Health System to develop health education and healthy living programs that meet the needs of various groups within their particular faith community. Areas of focus include healthy eating, physical activity, the prevention and management of chronic illnesses, and ways that faith communities can support the health of the larger community.