Faith and Mental Health

Suicide Prevention as a Ministry PartnershipReimagining and Navigating Prevention of Suicide TNUMC Committee on Health and Welfare by Rev. Micah Myers on September 2019 It was the start of the school year and a particular 14-year-old boy was starting a new semester in school. He was starting his freshman year at the local high school. […]

Back to School Sizzle

By: Michael Rashon Adkins, M.Ed. Michael Rashon Adkins is a member of the Health and Welfare Committee of the Tennessee Conference, a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church, and an Educator. Article is from:  Each year as summer draws to a close, teachers, parents, guardians, and students alike all begin their back to […]

Prevention of Drowning and Water-Related Injuries

The TNUMC Health & Wellness Committee will be sharing monthly articles and information related to the National Health Observances 2019 and seasonal activities. These articles are intended to raise awareness of health and safety related concerns and share some resources. Information shared will be from evidence-based resources. This information is not intended to replace advice […]

OPEN TABLE NASHVILLE Receives $60,000 Grant for MICRO HOMES FOR homeless ministry

Open Table Nashville (OTN) received a grant for $60,000 from the Golden Cross Foundation, a non-profit corporation and extension ministry of the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church. Money from this grant is being used to build two of the 22 micro homes at The Village of Glencliff located on the grounds of Glencliff […]

Health Care Advocacy: Create a Culture of Invitation

From Rev. Merrilee Wineinger– Amy Cooper, a parent of two children with autoimmune diseases, moved to Nashville, Tenn. for access to better healthcare. Amy talked about when her son got a runny nose, which led to a trip to the emergency room. He stayed in the hospital for nine days. Amy has insurance, but still […]

Take Action Against Repealing and Replacing the Affordable Care Act

Congress started the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act last week. Some in Congress want to repeal the ACA now and figure out the replacement later. Others won’t push for repeal until there’s a replacement plan in place. Still others want to keep the ACA, but make some needed improvements. Meanwhile, President Trump signed […]

Disability Grant Applications Due: Jan. 8, 2017

Disability Grants are designed to help United Methodist disciples of Jesus Christ follow his teachings to love God and to love neighbor, especially the neighbor in need. Love of God bears fruit as love of neighbor through creating an environment accessible for people with disabilities – Physical, Psychological and Emotional. Download 2016 Disability Grant Application […]

Neighborhood Health Creates Medication Assisted Treatment Program for Opioid Addiction

Opioid abuse is Tennessee’s number one public health crisis. In 2014, more people died from opioid overdoses then in car accidents or by guns. It not only resulted in over 1,200 deaths (129) in Nashville/Davidson County, but in countless problems including drug addicted babies.   While Tennessee is launching many programs to better monitor prescription […]