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Collaboration in the Gap: A New Day for Faith Community Nursing

Morris, G. Scott; Miller, Susan Martins

doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000064
Feature: parish nursing

ABSTRACT: The Church Health Center (CHC) in Memphis, Tennessee has worked to fill gaps in healthcare since 1987. With the advent of the Affordable Care Act and millions unable to afford insurance, the CHC is partnering with faith community nurses in new opportunities to offer wholistic healthcare toward wellness.

Since 1987 the Church Health Center in Memphis, TN, has been working to fill gaps in healthcare. Now CHC is partnering with faith community nurses to meet health needs.

G. Scott Morris, MD, MDiv, is founder and CEO of the Church Health Center, which has as its mission to seek to reclaim the church's biblical commitment to care for our bodies and spirits.

Susan Martins Miller is a staff writer at the Church Health Center and has been writing with Dr. Scott Morris on faith and health themes since 2010.

Conflict of interest: Scott Morris is the CEO and Susan Miller is employed by the Church Health Center. Otherwise, the authors declare no conflict of interest.

Accepted by peer review 11/19/2013.

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