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Johns Hopkins Bayview News - Health & Spirituality

Summer 2014

Health & Spirituality

Date: June 2, 2014

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Research studies show that people who are involved in a faith-based community lead healthier lives. They believe their lives have more meaning. They cope better with stress. They experience less depression and anxiety, and they experience greater well-being.

Recognizing the connection between health and spirituality, many hospitals are partnering with neighboring religious organi­zations to improve health outcomes. The Healthy Community Partnership grew out of relationships that Johns Hopkins Bayview established with a number of area congregations. These partner­ships support initiatives that im­prove access to medical care, offer educational programs on health topics that impact the community, equip individuals and groups with health resources, and address health care disparities.

One of the major programs of the Healthy Commu­nity Partnership is its annual symposium. Called the William S. Perper National Healthy Community Partnership Sympo­sium, this day-long event brings together health care providers and members of faith-based communities to discuss health care delivery and empower specific populations to maintain their health, independence and dignity.

This year’s keynote speaker is Harold G. Koenig, M.D., M.H.Sc., a nationally recognized expert on the topic of religion and spirituality. All are welcome to attend. Registration details are below.

Third Annual William S. Perper National Healthy Community Partnership Symposium

Where Faith and Health Connect

October 16, 2014
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Registration is $15 and includes meals, snacks and parking. Scholarships are available.

For more information or to register, call 410-550-1118.