Webinars and Trainings

National Call on Maternal Health and HIV/AIDS

Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 3 p.m. ET, Healthy Families, Healthy Planet and The United Methodist Global AIDS Fund invite the public to participate in an engaging presentation and discussion about the intersections of maternal health and HIV/AIDS. Participants may register for this educational webinar online. “Maternal health and HIV... read more»

Posted by Katie Kraft on February 12, 2013

Prevention, Wellness, and Childhood Obesity

Focusing on public health, prevention, and wellness guest speakers Barbara Baylor, Andrew Hysell, and Vinny DeMarco energized participants to promote preventative care in their communities. A need to focus on prevention. Barbara Balyor, health advocate and minister of Healthcare Justice for the United Church of Christ, highlighted the importance of... read more»

Posted by Cynthia Johnson-Oliver on August 28, 2012

This is not the time to think we’ve solved the problem

We are in a period, unfortunately, of great apathy about alcohol. Pamela Erickson Pamela Erickson, United Methodist from the Desert Southwest and President/CEO of Public Action Management, PLC, was the featured speaker for the August 21 national call on addictions. Pamela raised concern over the growing apathy towards alcohol consumption... read more»

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on August 28, 2012

Alcohol: A public health issue

[Alcohol consumption is] a public health issue first and foremost as it devastates too many communities. Diane Riibe, Executive Director of Project Extra Mile During the July 17 National Addicitons Call, Diane informed us of the great work she continues in Nebraska. Diane is a dynamic national leader focused on legislative... read more»

Posted by Dotti Groover-Skipper on August 09, 2012

3 Ways to Curb the Epidemic of Addiction

Thanks to all who participated on last month’s National Addictions Network call! A sincere ‘Thank You!’ to Sis Wenger, Founder and President of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics, for her dynamic presentation of the unique opportunity in several cities across the nation to attend... read more»

Posted by Dotti Groover-Skipper on June 28, 2012

Strategies and Tools for Addiction and Recovery

You are invited to a day of learning and resources: Understanding the Impact of Addiction and Supporting Recovery: Strategies and Tools for Clergy and other Congregational Leaders A unique opportunity for clergy and other congregational leaders to receive the latest information, resources and strategies on how to educate and provide... read more»

Posted by Dotti Groover-Skipper on June 15, 2012

Health care is a faith issue

The faith community can play a unique roll in framing facts in the context of moral values... and the way our faith community connects to issues of social justice. Rev. Linda Walling, Faithful Reform in Health Care During our June 1 conference call we discussed “How to Build a John 10:10... read more»

Posted by Cynthia Johnson-Oliver on June 15, 2012

Alcohol addiction has devastating secondhand effects

Alcohol problems have secondhand effects which can be devastating in the form of domestic violence, child maltreatment, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and many other problems. Dr. Robert Pezzolesi, Founder and President of the New York Center for Alcohol Policy Solutions The Addictions network is holding monthly calls for all United... read more»

Posted by Dotti Groover-Skipper on June 07, 2012

Michelle Alexander: It’s time to raise the level of consciousness

So many people, of all colors, are simply in the dark about the system of mass incarceration. Michelle Alexander, legal scholar and author of The New Jim Crow speaking to people of faith during the May 14 discussion via conference call, Listen to the 1st part of the conversation.

Posted by Laura Markle Downton on May 31, 2012

Michelle Alexander: From Retribution to Restorative Justice

We have to shift from a purely punitive approach to dealing with violence and violent crimes to a more rehabilitative and restorative approach to justice. And that means working to end three strikes laws; end harsh minimum mandatory sentences that do not give people even the hope of rehabilitation or... read more»

Posted by Laura Markle Downton on May 29, 2012

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