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Partners in Health & Wholeness Blog

Jun
29
2015

I am Alexander Oxendine. I am a student at UNC Pembroke and my major is Sociology. I am very passionate about being involved in improving my community. It is rewarding to help others.

I’ve always been on the fence  ...  continue »

“It’s like a mini-family reunion” said one participant about the Come to the Table Conference that happened at Elon Community Church on Thursday, May 28.  There were many encounters that unearthed the deep connections of energy and vibrancy formed  ...  continue »

Apr
10
2015

2015 Legislative Seminar-- Directions

by Aleta Payne, NCCC Deputy Executive Director

We are delighted to have so many of you joining us for Tuesday’s Legislative Seminar. Directions are below.

We will be able to accommodate some additional registrations prior to the seminar but can no longer guarantee lunch. Please e-mail info@ncchurches.org or call 919-828-6501.

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Apr
08
2015

NCCC Legislative Seminar

by Shannon Axtell Martin

Join us April 14th 2015 for NCCC 2015 Legislative Seminar.

Held every two years, the daylong Seminar equips people of faith with the information they need to be advocates on issues before the state legislature. Whether you want to track a specific issue through the General Assembly, contact your legislator, or simply  ...  continue »

Mar
24
2015

Affordable Care Act and Taxes

by George Reed, NCCC Executive Director

Any of you who have already done your tax return for 2014 have discovered new questions about your health insurance status. For many of us, it’s just a matter of checking a box on our 1040 forms stating that we have an acceptable  ...  continue »

Mar
23
2015

Diabetes Alert Day

by Shannon Axtell Martin

Diabetes Alert Day is tomorrow, March 24th.  Seven million Americans don’t know they have diabetes. African Americans, Hispanics/Latino/as, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and people who have a  ...  continue »

Mar
17
2015

We Believe

by Nicole Johnson

March is already here, with the official start of spring only days away.  Is your New Year’s resolution a distant memory?  Resolutions are so inspiring; it is a New Year and the future looks so bright. We’re more optimistic and believe that  ...  continue »

Mar
03
2015

“In these opening years of the twenty-first century, the need for a more sustainable food system has increasingly become a focus of our national conversation. As a Christian, sometime in the last decade I began to wonder: How can we re-imagine  ...  continue »

Feb
27
2015

Growing up in a household where one of my parents is a community activist and the other is a teacher, my brother and I were strongly encouraged to use our talents and skills to be a catalyst for change -- not  ...  continue »

Feb
26
2015

The NC Alliance for Health recently released poll results that show 70% of North Carolina voters are in support of funding a Healthy Corner Store Initiative to improve access to healthy food.  The NC Alliance for Health, “is an independent, statewide coalition advocating for  ...  continue »

Feb
20
2015

Snow Days?

by Shannon Axtell Martin

This week has been full of weather disruptions.  From school cancellations, missed Ash Wednesday services, to business closings, this has been a week of changed plans.  So, here are a few ideas to help you get through any upcoming snow days  ...  continue »

Feb
13
2015

How will you celebrate Valentine’s Day this year? I am getting away with a group of college friends for our annual girls weekend, while my husband will spend time with his best friends from college, too, (which, I might add, is  ...  continue »

Feb
03
2015

Welcome Monica Motley as PHW Director

by George Reed, NCCC Executive Director

I am delighted to announce that we have hired Monica Motley as program director for Partners in Health and Wholeness. She started with us in January.

Monica holds master’s degrees in education and public health from Virginia Tech and  ...  continue »

Jan
01
2015

Happy, Healthy New Year!

by Shannon Axtell Martin

This is the time of resolutions, health goals, hope for transformation and new beginnings.  As you seek to reach your goals and make your plans for 2015, we at PHW hope we can support you and your faith community in your  ...  continue »