Empowering individuals to live well—physically, emotionally & spiritually.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Founded in 1998 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, 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.
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.