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Friday, October 19, 2018

Training

Training

AMEC INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONAL HEALTH COMMISSION TRAINING

  1. Click each box to learn more about each Health Commission ministry.
  2. Additional resources and tools will be added to each box. Please check back periodically for updated information, webinars, certifications, Continuing Education Units CEU, First Aid/CPR training and Professional Development for health professionals and lay persons.
  3. Each Episcopal District, Presiding Elder District and local Church should appoint a Health Director and have an active Health Commission (according to the AME Discipline) and address all the following areas:


Substance Abuse, Addictions and Recovery

Provide information and resources on substance abuse, workshops, Clergy and Lay certification programs.

Provide information and resources on substance abuse, workshops, Clergy and Lay certification programs.

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Climate Change, Sustainability and Green Jobs

This initiative will establish an expandable channel to provide awareness, knowledge of products, services and support for the A.M.E. Body and the community about climate change policies, implementation of energy efficiency, renewable energy and environmental health projects.

The A.M.E. Church Body reduce energy consumption, provide employment opportunities and impact the environmental health and the surrounding community. The generation of an awareness framework to promote social and health awareness with action.

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National Health Observances

National Health Observances (NHOs) are special days, weeks, or months dedicated to raising awareness about important health topics.

National Health Observances (NHOs) are special days, weeks, or months dedicated to raising awareness about important health topics.

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Nutrition/Exercise

Provide information and connect churches, Pastors, Presiding Elders and Episcopal Districts with free health resources available to the faith based community. Provide nutrition and exercise information on AMEChealth.org website and on the Health Calendar. Recommend and encourage the AME Church internationally to participate, support and promote the Annual July Faith Based Health, Wellness, Nutrition and Fitness month established by the International Health Commission of the AME Church.

Recommend all meals served at all church related events offer healthy food choices and healthy beverages in order to prevent and fight disease. Recommend churches offer fitness programs and stretch breaks at programs to promote blood circulation, clear thinking and good health. Resource: American Heart Association Healthy Food & Beverage ToolKit - a free resource that assist in creating policy changes for wellness

Care Givers

Provide information to assist the caregivers to access resources available in the community. Develop support groups for caregivers.

Provide information to assist the caregivers to access resources available in the community. Develop support groups for caregivers.

 
 

Disaster Preparedness and Response Wellness Room

Recommend and encourage all Episcopal Districts and Churches participate in the Annual September Disaster Preparedness Month fire drills and evacuation drills. Provide information on preparedness, First Aid and CPR training, Earthquake and other Natural disaster response, Red Cross, SADA and Medical Corps.

Recommend and encourage all Episcopal Districts and Churches participate in the Annual September Disaster Preparedness Month fire drills and evacuation drills. Provide information on preparedness, First Aid and CPR training, Earthquake and other Natural disaster response, Red Cross, SADA and Medical Corps.

 

HIV/AIDS

Provide information for people living with HIV/AIDS. Encourage screening throughout the connection. Provide health education through seminars and workshops. Advocate healthcare for people living with HIV/AIDS. Recommend and encourage the AME church internationally support Dec 1. World AIDS, February 7 National Black HIV/AIDS Day and Week of Prayer for the Healing of AID the 2nd week of March..

Provide information for people living with HIV/AIDS. Encourage screening throughout the connection. Provide health education through seminars and workshops. Advocate healthcare for people living with HIV/AIDS. Recommend and encourage the AME church internationally support Dec 1. World AIDS, February 7 National Black HIV/AIDS Day and Week of Prayer for the Healing of AID the 2nd week of March.

Spiritual Health

Provide spiritual support and referrals for counseling to members of the congregation as requested. Provide moments for meditation during meetings. Establish a quiet place. Members of the Spiritual Health Committee must be certified counselors, psychologists, social workers, or human service workers— clergy or lay.

Provide spiritual support and referrals for counseling to members of the congregation as requested. Provide moments for meditation during meetings. Establish a quiet place. Members of the Spiritual Health Committee must be certified counselors, psychologists, social workers, or human service workers— clergy or lay.

 
 

Clergy and Family Health

Recommend and encourage all Clergy to participate in the Annual August Clergy and Clergy Family Wellness month created to promote mental health, reduce stress, encourage sabbatical and clergy self care. Provide, support and offer resources that address family wellness which included: blended family - i.e. step children and step parents, marriage, divorce, widows, single life, domestic violence, sexual abuse, child abuse, sexuality and financial wellness.

Recommend and encourage all Clergy to participate in the Annual August Clergy and Clergy Family Wellness month created to promote mental health, reduce stress, encourage sabbatical and clergy self care. Provide, support and offer resources that address family wellness which included: blended family - i.e. step children and step parents, marriage, divorce, widows, single life, domestic violence, sexual abuse, child abuse, sexuality and financial wellness.

 

Mental Health

Provide support and referral resources on AMEChealth.org website and on the Health Calendar. Provide churches and Episcopal District with free resources available via Mental Health organizations for church congregations. See Health Calendar for resources.

Provide support and referral resources on AMEChealth.org website and on the Health Calendar. Provide churches and Episcopal District with free resources available via Mental Health organizations for church congregations. See Health Calendar for resources.

Ministry to those who are differently challenged

Provide information on the accessibility to all church building and programs. Provide information on emergency evacuation and ensuring all persons can safely exit the building.

Provide information on the accessibility to all church building and programs. Provide information on emergency evacuation and ensuring all persons can safely exit the building.

 
 

Collaboration with other Connectional Agendas

Partner and support with other Connectional organization that of mutual interest and concern and to expand the outreach or scope of the agenda. See link with Social Action Commission on Climate Change, Sustainability and Solar Energy

Partner and support with other Connectional organization that of mutual interest and concern and to expand the outreach or scope of the agenda. See link with Social Action Commission on Climate Change, Sustainability and Solar Energy.

 

Communicable Diseases and Immunizations

Provide information of immunizations. Provide information and updates on communicable diseases that arise during certain times of the year, outbreaks or epidemics, travel advisory, precaution, recommendations and prevent on AMEChealth.org.

Provide information of immunizations. Provide information and updates on communicable diseases that arise during certain times of the year, outbreaks or epidemics, travel advisory, precaution, recommendations and prevent on AMEChealth.org.

Chronic Diseases

Recommend and encourage all churches to provide and support a smoking free environment, provide a variety of wellness pamphlets and brochures at church and workshops at major meetings, invite health professionals to speak at district meetings and Episcopal meetings; promote annual physicals prevention and treatment options in order to equip and empower the church to make important health decisions. Encourage all Episcopal Districts and Connection components to use utilize the Health Calendar and resources available on AMEChealth.org.

Recommend and encourage all churches to provide and support a smoking free environment, provide a variety of wellness pamphlets and brochures at church and workshops at major meetings, invite health professionals to speak at district meetings and Episcopal meetings; promote annual physicals prevention and treatment options in order to equip and empower the church to make important health decisions. Encourage all Episcopal Districts and Connection components to use utilize the Health Calendar and resources available on AMEChealth.org.

 
 

Death, Dying and Hospice

Provide information and resources on programs for Clergy and lay to become trained support members or teams. Recommend churches provide free resources pamphlet form.

Provide information and resources on programs for Clergy and lay to become trained support members or teams. Recommend churches provide free resources pamphlet form.

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