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Presbyterian Health Education and Welfare Association equips individuals and communities for lives of dignity and hope through the educational resources, peer support and public advocacy of its ten member networks.

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Faith Community Nursing
The signature resource and accomplishment of PHN is its parish nursing program.  Parish nurse Ruth Berry (right), the acknowledged founder of parish nursing in the Presbyterian Church USA and longtime PHEWA member, stands next to Jackie Graves, her successor at Second Presbyterian Church, Lexington, Kentucky.
Beginning a Health Ministry in Your Church
The church has a major role to play in what health care will look like in this century.  Congregations are reclaiming Christ's healing ministry in very tangible, visible ways through health ministries led by health ministers and parish nurses or faith community nurses as they are now called.  This packet will help your church begin a health ministry.

Commissioning of Health Care Team
In the life of the Christian community, God calls people to particular acts of discipleship to use their personal gifts for service in the Church and in the world.  These specific acts may be strengthened and confirmed by formal recognition in worship.

Commissioning Your Parish Nurse and Health Team
A Sample Service for the Commissioning
God of Healing, God of Wholeness: Commissioned Hymn for Parish Nurses and Health Ministers