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The following Community Organizations are members of the Health Ministries Network.

If your Organization would like to join, please contact Dick Cathell.


ALZHEIMERS SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON www.alzsociety.org/
...reaches people and families affected by Alzheimer's and other dementing illnesses with support, knowledge and resources;... develops societal awareness and understanding of the overwhelming devastation dementia causes;...improves the social and health systems serving those affected by dementing illnesses.
Learn more about us. View our Calendar of Events.

BELLINGHAM CENTRAL LIONS CLUB www.bellinghamcentrallions.org
Vision testing, eyeglass lenses and frames; hearing aids; the short- and long-term loan of durable medical equipment, including wheelchairs, power chairs, transfer chairs, Hoyer lifts, walkers, crutches, canes, bedside and bathroom appliances, reachers and sock-pullers.     Visit the Wheelchair Warehouse for Equipment.
Download essential information. Download application forms.

 
Care Team Strategies improves health care and community services through consultation, training, seminars, program development & evaluation, team-building, and private case management services.
Contact Karla Hall at khall@careteamstrategies.com  

CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICES www.ccsww.org/site/PageServer
CCS serves and supports poor and vulnerable people by providing quality, integrated services and housing. Our focus is on those individuals, children, families, and communities struggling with poverty and the effects of intolerance and racism. We actively join with others to work for justice.
Our Bellingham Housing Services. Hope House Street Outreach.

CHRIST THE KING COMMUNITY CHURCH www.ctkbellingham.com/
Our Mission ... risking life as we know it, changing priorities, laying aside a reputation, and personally sacrificing in order to show any person the love of God.
Volunteer Ministries Food Bank

CHRISTIAN HEALTH CARE CENTER www.chcclynden.org/
CHCC's mission is to provide skilled nursing care with compassion and love in Christ's name. Services include rehabilitation, dementia care and spiritual support.
Extended Mission Statement Service philosophy.

CHUCKANUT HEALTH FOUNDATION http://stlukesfoundation.org/
Investing in the health of our community since 1983
(Nee St. Luke's Foundation) Improves Whatcom County healthcare through grants, scholarships and involvement in local healthcare issues. Since 1983, we have provided more than $13 million dollars for the improvement of healthcare in Whatcom County.
Grants for Projects. Education Grants & Nursing Scholarships

CRITICAL JUNCTURES INSTITUTE www.wwu.edu/cji/
CJI is a research and learning partner for building a stronger, healthy community and advancing health care improvements. It links higher education with healthcare and learning to foster improvements, community health and wellness. CJI's vision is that Whatcom County becomes a model for patient-centered care, innovation and learning across the entire community. CJI is a partnership between Western Washington University, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, and the Whatcom County community.
Should I Have a Personal Health Record? Neighborhood & Community Health Mapping.

ELDER LAW OFFICES MEYERS & AVERY www.elderlaw-nw.com/
The Elder Law Offices of Meyers & Avery provides a broad range of legal services to older clients and their families, the disabled, and, vulnerable adults. There are two Geriatric Care Managers on staff, a nurse and a social worker, who help families to understand the medical care system and to make decisions about on-going health care issues.
What We Do. Who We Are.

HEALTH MINISTRIES ASSOCIATION www.hmassoc.org/
The HMA aspires to engage, educate and empower people of faith to be passionate and effective leaders for creating healthier communities. We have come together to work collaboratively to develop guidelines, resources and partnerships in order to help the communities that we serve.
Learn more about the HMA. Tools for Health Ministries.

THE INTERFAITH COALITION www.interfaith-coalition.org/
... is a partnership of 47 congregations in Whatcom County working together to provide basic necessities to local people in need. We focus on housing for homeless families, access to health care for all, and meaningful social connections within the community.
Learn more about us. Program Overview.

INTERFAITH COMMUNITY HEALTH www.interfaithchc.org/
We believe in the benefits of prevention, early detection and treatment, health education, and the value of helping our patients make informed health care decisions. We pledge to provide high quality health care in a respectful, coordinated and caring manner for you and your family.
Learn more about us. View our Patient Guide.

INTERNATIONAL PARISH NURSE RESOURCE CENTER www.parishnurses.org/
Deaconess Parish Nurse Ministries and the International Parish Nurse Resource Center foster physical, emotional, spiritual, and social harmony leading to healthy and healing relationships with God, family, faith communities, culture and creation. In the United States and abroad, we support the growth and development of parish nursing through education, consultation and research. Parish nursing is rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition, and is consistent with the basic assumptions of many faiths that we care for self and others as an expression of God's love.
Learn more about us. Health Ministries Resources.

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS www.namiwhatcom.org/
NAMI is a nation-wide organization devoted to helping individuals and families cope with brain disorders. We help organize community support for the recovery and reintegration of persons with mental illness, and provide a variety of family and individual education courses and support groups.
Support Groups & Meetings. Family to Family Program.

HEALTH MINISTRIES NW/
FAITH COMMUNITY NURSING
www.npnm.org/
Health Ministries NW educates, networks and nurtures faith community nurses and health ministers to promote wellness through faith communities. We support the development of Parish Nurse Ministries through education, consultation services, sponsoring conferences and retreats, and maintaining a best-practices resource center.
Learn more about NPNM. Frequently asked questions.

NORTHWEST REGIONAL COUNCIL www.nwrcwa.org/
NWRC is a regional governmental agency that serves the people of Island, San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom Counties. We operate Northwest Washington's Area Agency on Aging, which implements state and federal programs for seniors and people in long-term care and includes Senior Information & Assistance, Congregate Meals, Meals on Wheels, Respite Care, Adult Day Services, Case Management and Family Caregiver Support.
Area Agency on Aging Programs. Transportation Services.

SHARED CARE PLAN www.sharedcareplan.org/OtherPages/Phms.aspx
The Shared Care Plan is free and easy-to-use. It enables you to organize your vital health information and share it with family, physicians and others you designate. It is a plan that you manage to better understand and improve your own health, manage chronic conditions, and coordinate the care you receive.
Tour a Sample Plan. Or drop in for a Guided Tour.

SEA MAR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER www.seamar.org/locations/bellingham_m.htm
Sea Mar is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health and human services to diverse communities. We specialize in service to Latinos.
Dental Services. Mental Health Services.

STEPPING STONES:
BRIDGING HEALTHCARE GAPS
www.steppingstoneswhatcom.org/
The Care Transitions Projects of Whatcom County, funded by Medicare, Stepping Stones connects healthcare providers to assure safe, effective transition of patients. It aims to eliminate unnecessary readmissions by enabling patients and their families to participate fully in their healthcare, particularly when leaving the hospital.
Go to the Steppingstones Program. 

WHATCOM ALLIANCE FOR HEALTHCARE ACCESS www.whatcomalliance.org/
WAHA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting access to healthcare services for all members of our community. Composed of a wide range of partners including leaders from the nonprofit, business and governmental sectors, as well as many local health care organizations, we are dedicated to solving community healthcare problems.
Services we provide. Health Policy Education.

WHATCOM COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT www.co.whatcom.wa.us/health/index.jsp
The WCHD works to preserve and enhance the health and quality of life in Whatcom County through community and environmental health programs, and the management of communicable disease through investigation, surveillance and emergency response.
Community Health Programs Communicable Disease & Emergency Prepaaredness

WHATCOM COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY www.whatcom-medical.org/
WCMS works to advance the standards of medical education and practice; disseminate medical knowledge; maximize the benefits available from health care; help prevent, mitigate and cure disease; help patients achieve longer, better quality lives; and foster the ethical character of medical practice.
Learn about WCMS. Clinics/Physicians Groups in Bellingham.

WHATCOM HOSPICE FOUNDATION What is Hospice?
Our primary purpose is to raise funds and friends for Whatcom Hospice. The goal of hospice care is to provide comfort for the dying and to preserve dignity at the end of life. Hospice services are for people who have a prognosis of six months or less to live. With pain relief and symptom control, hospice patients can live their final days to the fullest, surrounded by loved ones and the things they cherish.
Learn about Hospice Services. Learn about Hospice House.

 
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