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Lay Health Educator Program

Fall 2012 Lay Health Educators

Partnerships between hospitals and faith communities have the potential to address many of today’s greatest health challenges. Working together, they can develop proactive and compassionate programs that provide people with the information and support they need to access health care resources as well as maintain their health, independence and dignity.

The HCP's Lay Health Educator Program provides participants with the training, materials, and access to resources and ongoing support that enables them to organize meaningful programs on important health matters for their congregations and communities. No prior training or experience in health care is required. The 10-week program is offered by Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, with instruction provided by physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers and chaplains. Topics covered include:

  • Advance directives
  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Communicating with health care providers
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Child and adolescent health
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Lung disease
  • Medication management
  • Mental Health
  • Modifying risk factors
  • STIs and HIV
  • Stroke
  • Vaccinations

​Program participants also learn about local health programs and how to access appropriate resources.

The next session of the Lay Health Educator program will be held on Thursdays, September 3 through November 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information about the Lay Health Educator Program or to register for the next 10-week session, please contact Kimberly Monson at 410-550-1118 or

Click here to download a Lay Health Educator Program brochure.