March 20-21, 2014
(the next is June 12-13th)
The Congregational Health Network is a partnership between Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, congregations and other relevant community entities in the Memphis metropolitan area designed to address health issues by increasing the congregation’s and the hospital’s ability to care for their members and the surrounding community.
Schedule for March Seminar
Meeting location: Methodist University Hospital, 1265 Union Ave. Memphis 38104
Meeting room: Center of Excellence in Faith & Health, Media Room
Thursday, March 20th, 2014
10:00 am – 12:00 noon; Welcome and Partner Introductions (Rev. Harry Durbin, Interim Sr. V.P.; Rev., Bobby Baker, Director of Faith & Community Partnerships: & Niels French, Director of Operations, Faith Health Division. Welcome to Methodist Healthcare’s Faith Health Division. Introduction to the Center of Excellence in Faith and Health. Introductions of participants and staff. Who are you, your agency and what do you hope to learn? The concept of the Center of Excellence. CHN as an asset-based community partnership. Why CHN works in Memphis – Mission – Ministry – Market Share
12:00 pm – 12:15 Break
12:15 – 1:00 pm Setting the stage for implementing and adapting your community health strategy, Community Benefit, and context
Ed Rafalski, Senior V.P. for Strategic Planning and Marketing, Methodist Healthcare
1:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 pm More CHN History (Rev. Bobby Baker, Dir. of Faith & Community Partnerships). Initial Group formation; Covenant Committee; Congregation integration, Spiritual Care Component; Hospital Integration and Training. Science, Assets and Leadership: Science of CHN, Community Health Asset Mapping.
2:30 – 3:00 pm CHN and Community Health in 38109; (Joy Crawford, Community Navigator)
3:00 – 3:30 pm CHN Education Strategy (Rev. Dr. Perry Little, Chaplain Manager)
3:30 – 4:00 pm Sickle Cell and CHN working together, Mark Yancy, Program Administrator, Methodist Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center
4:00 End of session
6:30 pm Dinner (dinner at restaurant with discussions, and/or sight-seeing and Beale Street)
Friday, March 21
9:00 – 11:30 am Roles and Integration (Chaplain Manager Dan Wilborn, Navigator Jean Evans, Community liaison-Minnie Moore, Divine Faith; Community pastor—TBD
- Roles: Navigators & Liaisons
- Navigator Job Description
- Choosing Liaison(s)
- Liaison Training
- Registering Congregations
- Liaison Reporting
- Specialty Navigators
11:30 am- 12:30 pm Lunch and Technology (Chip Clay, Project Manager)
CHN data collection, tracking and technology
12:30 – 1:00 pm Research, Grants and Foundation role, partners, grants and donors
Overview with healthcare consultant, Rick Thomas
1:00 – 2:00 pm Summary and Closing discussion
2:00 – 2:30 pm Visit, dialogue and tour of the Church Health Center Wellness Program, Sterling McNeil , 1115 Union Ave.
Recommended lodging: Hotel Inn Express Medical Center, 1180 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104. Tel. 901-276-1175; Fax 901-276-4261. (Ask for hospital rate)
Flights information: Airline tickets to and from Memphis are relatively expensive. Little Rock, Arkansas is a 2- hour drive from Memphis and often has cheaper fares.
Registration fee: The registration fee is $ 250/person and covers meals and materials. Make checks payable to Methodist Healthcare Foundation, c/o Niels French, 1211 Union Ave. Ste. 733, Memphis, TN 38104. The registration fee is based on ability to pay and can be waived if necessary.
For More Information: Contact Niels French: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 901-516-0835.