Churches United for Healthy Congregations

Improving health through faith and behavioral change

Our Partners: 

Below are listed our dedicated partners. These organizations provide support and resources to Churches United for Healthy Congregations. They are here to help!  

Healthy Start at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital 

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. For more information, click here.

Department of Health in Pinellas County 

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.

 St. Anthony's Faith Community Nursing Program

Faith Community Nursing 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.

St. Petersburg Chapter of Black Nurses 

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/Empath Health 

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.

Veterans Health Administration 

The Veterans Health Administration provides a wide range of health services to veterans and their families. Located locally at the Bay Pines VA Hospital, the address is 10000 Bay Pines Boulevard, Bay Pines, Florida 33744.  The phone number is 727-398-6661. 

Stroke Support Group

Whether you have suffered a stroke or care for someone who has, you are eligible to attend Northside Hospital's Stroke Support Group. The group which is facilitated by a registered nurse, meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6006 49th Street N., St. Petersburg at 3:00 pm. For more information, call toll free 1-888-598-9586.

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