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US Program Frequently Asked Questions

redarrowWhat are United Methodists doing in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic?
redarrowWhen are applications due for Health and Welfare grants and scholarships?
redarrowI am a medical professional, how can I use my skills in volunteer service?
redarrowHow do I donate medical supplies?
redarrowHow can my church start a Parish Nursing program?
redarrowHow can my church start a Congregational Ministries program?
redarrowWhere can I find Health Ministries Resources?
redarrowHow can I encourage pastoral health in my church?
redarrowWho is the parish nurse contact for my annual conference?
redarrowWhere can I find a schedule for parish nurse training in my state?
redarrowWho are the UMC health coordinators and educators for my state or region?

What are United Methodists doing in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic?

The United Methodist Church has been responding to the HIV/AIDS crisis since the early 1980s. Today we live in a world in which five people die of AIDS every minute and nine people more are infected by HIV. The General Board of Global Ministries has responded to the HIV/AIDS crisis through programs of awareness, care, and support. Visit our HIV/AIDS webpage for more information.

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When are applications due for Health and Welfare grants and scholarships?

Applications are due on June 30 each year. Visit the Grants and Scholarships page for more information or contact the Health and Welfare Ministries office to request your application at 212-870-3871 or jyoung@gbgm-umc.org.

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I am a medical professional, how can I use my skills in volunteer service?

You can volunteer through United Methodists Volunteers in Mission. For more information and service opportunities, visit the UMVIM website.

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How do I donate medical supplies?

Medical supply donations are accepted only through these already-established programs: Health Kits, Medicine Boxes, and Healthy Homes, Healthy Families Kits. Visit the Health Supplies page for more information.

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How can my church start a Parish Nursing program?

Our Congregational Health Ministries program has information about Parish Nursing and resources for starting such a program.

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How can my church start a Congregational Ministries program?

See our easy How to Start a Congregational Ministries program page for guidelines and resources for starting your own program.

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Where can I find Health Ministries Resources?

Several online resources are available to promote UMCOR Health programs and provide information about healthy living. Visit the Starting a Health Ministry Page page for more information.

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How can I encourage pastoral health in my church?

The General Board of Pensions and Health Benefits offers resources for pastoral health.

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Who is the parish nurse contact for my annual conference?

Please see the Parish Nurse Directory for contact information.

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Where can I find a schedule for parish nurse training in my state?

Course information is available through the International Parish Nurse Resource Center.

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Who are the UMC health coordinators and educators for my state or region?

Please see the Health Coordinator and Educator Directory for contact information.

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