Below are listed our dedicated partners. These organizations provide support and resources to Churches United for Healthy Congregations. They are here to help!
Allegany Franciscan Ministries is a non-profit Catholic organization, guided by its mission and rooted in the tradition and vision of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany. They provide grants and work with community partners in three regions of Florida formerly served by the Sisters’ hospitals: Miami-Dade County, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties, and the Tampa Bay area of Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties. Since awarding its first grant in 1998, Allegany Franciscan Ministries has invested over $72 million to over 1,300 organizations serving those most in need in these communities. Click here for more information.
Healthy Start is a federally-funded initiative to improve the health and well-being of women during their childbearing years (14-45 years old) in zip code areas 33701, 33705, 33711, 33712 and 33713. This area in Pinellas County was selected as the target area for implementation of Healthy Start due to the high infant mortality rate. Our goal is to work with women to address risk factors (pregnancy intervals, nutrition, substance/alcohol use psychosocial concerns, family planning and other issues) that impact their health and may affect a future pregnancy.
Healthy Start at All Children's was implemented in 2014 to address an identified gap in the system of maternal and child health services directly linked to health disparities in infant mortality, pre- and inter-conception care. To contact for services, call 727- 767-6780
The Pinellas County Health Department offers a variety of public health programs for the community. These programs include disease control and surveillance, environmental and public health preparedness, immunizations, family planning, working with new mothers and babies, dental care for children, school health, health education, women's health and basic primary care for those who qualify. There are five main health centers in Pinellas County. The main telephone number is 727-824-6900.
assists faith communities and congregations in developing health ministries that compassionately and effectively address the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of individuals within the congregation. Faith Community Nursing promotes health and healing practices from a faith perspective by encouraging healthy lifestyles and helping people understand the relationship between lifestyle, faith and well-being.
The St. Petersburg Chapter BNA’s mission, under the National Association, is to provide a forum for collective action by African American nurses to “investigate, define and determine what the health care needs of African Americans are and to implement change to make available to African Americans and other minorities health care commensurate with that of the larger society.”
Suncoast Hospice provides a wider range of services for the community. Whether you are living with a serious illness or caring for those who do, Suncoast is here to help. No matter what the age, diagnosis or stage of illness, Suncoast offers comfort, hope, and support. Suncoast Hospice's St. Petersburg office is located at 3050 1st Avenue South, St. Petersburg 33712. The phone number is 727-467-7423.