Faith and Health Partnerships Monthly

A Resource Toolkit for Faith Leaders

Happy New Year! Welcome to the January 2023 issue of Faith and Health Partnerships Monthly. We hope you find the resources and tips found in this newsletter helpful as you care for those in your congregation and community.

If you have questions or topic ideas for future issues, please reach out to us. We'd love to hear from you!

January Observances

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service: Jan. 16

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lived his life serving others. You can celebrate the Civil Rights leader’s life by giving your time on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 16—and beyond. By doing so, you help bring to life Dr. King’s vision of neighbors working together to build a better future.

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National Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked worldwide, including right here in the United States - maybe even in your own community.

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Human Trafficking

Recognizing and Responding to Human Trafficking

Jan. 10, 17, 24, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Representatives from Blue Campaign will provide an overview of what human trafficking is, the indicators, how to report a suspected human trafficking situation, and available resources to raise awareness in your communities.

Human Trafficking Youth Forum

Jan. 31, 9:00 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

Caretakers and adults who work with youth are invited to attend this webinar to hear from experts to learn how to talk to youth about online safety; gain knowledge of human trafficking trends and how they affect the youth population; and increase awareness of available government resources for youth victims and individuals working with youth.

Caring for Mind

Mental Wellness Month

Share mental wellness tips and resources in your sermons, bulletins, social media sites, and other outlets.

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Caring for Body

National Blood Donor Month

Learn how you and your members can make a difference.

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Caring for Spirit

Reflection and Resolutions

Contemplative practices, such as meditation and self-reflection, can help guide you as you set goals for 2023. 

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Healing Congregations: Nurturing Love, Life and Hope ​in a Hurting World

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Resources.

Human trafficking flyer.

Blood donation flyer.

Mental Wellness Toolkit

Resolutions vs. Self-Reflection flyer.

Who We Are

Aurora Faith and Health Partnerships

We work side-by-side with faith communities to promote health equity by mobilizing the transforming power of social connectedness and spiritual wisdom.

Our core belief: Drawing on the wisdom of our religious traditions and the best social and public health science, we believe that positive, mutual relationships and the intentional practice of faith are at the heart of what creates equitable health and well-being for individuals, congregations and communities.

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We blend the strengths of Aurora Health Care with the strengths of your congregation to improve the health of those in your community.

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