Hospital-Church Partnerships Focus on Medical Costs, Care
A growing number of hospitals are collaborating with churches through programs intended to keep the congregants healthy and medical costs down. In one such partnership in California, medical staff members at Loma Linda University Medical Center provide no-cost health screening and education to members of area churches. Last month, HHS hosted an event on faith- and community-based programs that drew officials from 19 health systems.
- "Churches Work With Hospitals To Improve Congregants' Health and Reduce Spending" (Andrews, Kaiser Health News/Washington Post, 10/3).