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Empowering individuals to live well—physically, emotionally & spiritually.

We're Now Part of Whittier Area Community Church

After 23 years serving the Whittier area, Arlie is retiring and Health Partnership is taking a new path by merging with our home church. Health Partnership will officially transition to Whittier Area Community Church's leadership on June 30, 2022. Upon this transition date, Health Partnership services can be requested by contacting Heather Kamei at 562.945.4500 x155 or via email at  Additionally, after June 30th, all donations and recurring gifts will need to be directed to WACC. For more information about requesting services, your donations, or volunteering you can download our detailed PDF or visit

Faith Community Nursing

When you think of 'church', you generally think of spiritual support and guidance. The subjects of disease prevention and health promotion don’t usually come to mind—but Health Partnership is part of a movement to change that. We are a Faith Community Nurse Program that responds to our community's growing healthcare needs with a wholistic approach that integrates health and faith. We partner with Whittier Area Community Church and collaborate with other community organizations to provide a variety of resources that empower individuals and our community to live well—physically, emotionally and spiritually.

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Health Partnership

Health Partnership

Our Services

Our Services

Wellness Events

One of our goals is to promote wellness within our community. One way we do that is by offering wellness events that focus on health promotion and disease prevention. We are currently conducting monthly Blood Pressure Screenings and hosting quarterly American Red Cross Blood Drives. We hope you'll join us us at one of our upcoming events


Health Counseling

We sit down one-on-one with individuals to help convey how one’s lifestyle, attitudes, and faith impact his or her health and wellbeing. We also provide personal guidance, support and resources to address a variety of subjects, including medication questions, disease management, diagnostic testing, healthcare coverage, end-of-life decisions, care for the aging, how to communicate with physicians and many more.


Health Advocacy

As health consumers, we are often confused by the medical language used by health care professionals, we don’t know what questions to ask, or we just can’t access information and services that we need. In a healthcare system that is complex and difficult to navigate, Health Partnership offers information and education that helps individuals understand their options and provides the tools needed to take an active role in their personal health.


Community Connections

Finding helpful services and support is imperative to experiencing good health. And we know, navigating the maze to find that information can be overwhelming. We act as a liaison by identifying and connecting individuals with appropriate resources, organizations and government agencies that can provide valuable information and guidance.

I can't thank you enough for having [the Health Advocacy Volunteer] go alongside me today. She was wonderful—listening, taking notes and asking questions... What an answer to prayer. Thanks for listening to God's call and responding with Health Partnership.
– Health Advocacy Recipient
Wellness Events

Upcoming Wellness Events


Free Blood Pressure Screening

The First Sunday of Every Month

Whittier Area Community Church

Before and After the 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Services


Held at Whittier Area Community Church

April 11, 8am-2pm 

For scheduling please call or click link below:

Call 1-800-RED-CROSS

Blood Drive

About Us

About Us

Meet Our Team
Meet Our Team

Founded in 1998, Health Partnership is a Faith Community Nurse Program serving Whittier Area Community Church and its surrounding community. A growing movement in churches across the country, Faith Community Nursing provides a wholistic approach to wellness focused on health promotion and disease prevention while intentionally addressing spiritual health as well. At a time when the healthcare system has become increasingly complex and difficult, families need advocacy and resources to help them navigate the twists and turns of this unfamiliar territory. While we don’t personally provide medical services or in-home healthcare, we do provide guidance, support and connections to services that do.

Over the last 20 years serving our community, we have built strong working relationships with a variety of service and support organizations. Our network also extends to professionals working in the areas of healthcare, housing services, special education, end-of-life care, senior support and more. Through these connections we're able to act as a liaison to getting people the best care they need—and deserve.  

In addition to connecting people with services and professionals, we engage members of the community to serve as volunteer advocates who offer support from their personal experiences. We’ve found that these personal connections are invaluable to navigating any health situation and is a unique value of Health Partnership.

I had no idea I had high blood pressure—I had no symptoms and considered myself to be in good health. Since the church was offering free blood pressure screenings, I followed my husband's lead and had mine checked—it was 210/100! I'm so grateful Health Partnership offers this free, monthly service. The nurses keep track of your monthly readings and counsel church members... It saved my life!
– Blood Pressure Screening Recipient

Thank You for Your Support

Through the generosity of people like you, our work has impacted the lives of many in our community. Your tax-deductible donation to Health Partnership helps us continue to provide free Faith Community Nursing services to families that need help navigating the complex healthcare system. Health Partnership is transitioning to WACC. To donate, please visit

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