People of Faith Working Together for Healthier Communities.


May 2017 – We are honored to announce that HMA is the latest American Nurses Association (ANA) Organizational Affiliate. This is the designation for specialty nursing organizations that hold an organizational-level membership of ANA.  This will give HMA two seats, with one official representative who has voting privileges, at the ANA House of Delegates. HMA representatives will have the ability to network with the nursing community, ANA and the 37 other Organizational Affiliates representing their specialties. The HMA representatives will attend two half-day meetings per year, be involved in discussions on several programmatic issues and garner in-depth information regarding activities occurring throughout the nursing community.  Conference calls will also occur throughout the year on a variety of practice and policy issues that cut across the specialties. Watch for further information on this new affiliation after our representatives have obtained orientation and attended their first meeting this summer.

FCN Scope and Standards Update: April 28, 2017 The American Nurses Association’s Committee on Nursing Practice Standards (CNPS) and the ANA Board of Directors have approved the content submitted by the HMA work group for revision of the Faith Community Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice.  The committee provided accolades to the work group for the attention paid to the refinement/expansion of content requested and specifically commented on a new section written on moral resilience.

This third edition now moves into the publication phase of the project.   It is projected that copies of printed books and electronic copies will be available in early July.  Cost for this edition will be: $32.95 general public price and $27.95 discounted price for ANA and HMA members. 

Review of Health Minister Role Revision: The Health Ministry Education Committee thanks all those that commented on the review of the latest Health Minister Guidelines – The Health Minister Role: Guidelines and Foundational Curriculum Elements, Second Edition. More information will be coming soon on final document publishing and availability.

2017 Conference will be in Erlanger, KY – Check out our Upcoming Conference page for more information.


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ANCC Website

Check out the latest news on the Faith Community Nursing Certification Through Portfolio Process by visiting the ANCC Website

What is HMA?

A convergence of health promotion and religious beliefs.

The Health Ministries Association (HMA) encourages, supports and empowers leaders who integrate faith with the promotion of health and wholeness in local communities.

Our membership is made up of health ministers, faith community nurses, clergy, chaplains, faculty, and program leaders who have developed and provide health ministries in diverse faith communities.

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CDC Report: Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students — US, 2011–2016

June 16, 2017, the CDC published this report.  It was provided to us by the HHS Office of External and Intergovernmental Affairs, Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s annual report on youth and tobacco found that 11.3 percent of high school students used e-cigarettes in 2016, compared with 16 […]