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*Announcements*

There’s still time to submit your poster submission application for the 2017 Hall of Excellence Poster Presentations at the 2017 HMA Conference – Submit today! Deadline Is April 7th!

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.

Update on Revision of Faith Community Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice, 3rd Edition

The document, with revisions completed after public posting, was submitted to ANA in January.  The ANA Committee on Nursing Practice Standards has reviewed the document and returned suggested changes.  The committee is currently working hard on those changes to submit back to ANA soon. Continue to watch for updates here on when the publication will be ready for publishing.

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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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Latest News

Counseling Parents and Teens About Marijuana Use in the Era of Legalization of Marijuana

In the February 2017 Clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics this article was posted and although it is directed towards Pediatricians, it is great information for all health professionals.  Here is an excerpt: “Many states have recently made significant changes to their legislation making recreational and/or medical marijuana use by adults legal. Although […]

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New Marijuana and Health Research

Keep yourself informed on the latest research on Marijuana and Health.  See the links below to read more: Marijuana use and physical dating violence among adolescents and emerging adults – http://www.drugandalcoholdependence.com/article/S0376-8716(17)30084-4/abstract Marijuana and other cannabinoids as a treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder: A literature review – http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/da.22596/full Longitudinal influence of alcohol and marijuana use on […]

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