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Training Programs

Multiple training programs are offered as part of the Faith Community Health Network.

Training Programs

Faith Community Nurses: Foundations of Faith Community Nursing

A recognized curriculum from the Westberg Institute for Faith Community Nursing is offered as an online course for spring and fall semesters, and includes a required in-person retreat day after course work is done. Nurses will receive over 40 contact hours. The cost of the course will be reimbursed after completion and retreat attendance, as a benefit of membership. Class sizes are limited.

Health Ministers: Health Ministry Basics

Offered in spring and fall, this 10-week, 22-hour online course prepares lay persons, clergy and others to address health and wholeness by building a health ministry, providing educational opportunities, creating/supporting networks, and facilitating collaboration with community partners. There is a required in-person retreat day after course work is done. The cost of the course will be reimbursed after completion and retreat attendance, as a benefit of membership. Class size is limited.

Collaborative Project Opportunities

Living Well and Living Well with Diabetes Leader Training 

Living Well and Living Well with Diabetes are evidence-based self-management workshops developed by Stanford University. They are 6-session interactive workshops that help people who have on-going health conditions learn real-life skills for living a full, healthy life. Participants learn how to take small steps towards positive changes and healthier living. The workshop will build participant confidence and improve their ability to manage day-to-day life.

Becoming a workshop leader (no charge for training) involves:

  • Four days (approximately 7 hours a day) of training.
  • Co-facilitating one Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop as a trainee within 6 months of completing the training.
  • Co-facilitate one, six-session workshop per year.

Tai Chi for Balance Leader Training

Offered in conjunction with Omaha's Friendship Program, Inc. Tai Chi for Balance training imparts skills needed to lead Tai Chi classes in congregations and elsewhere. Tai Chi has been shown to reduce falls and helps improve health in other areas. We provide partial scholarships for Network members and other community health professionals who meet criteria. Leaders will present two 12-week sessions per year and attend continuing education sessions to remain certified. See an example video.

Walking/Physical Activity Programs

For Network member congregations. Get your congregation moving with one of our spiritually-based physical activity or walking programs! Call us for more information!