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. . . . read more . . .



For the latest HMA information and upcoming events go to the Blog, News & Events page and Facebook

Health Ministries Association — People of Faith Working Together for Healthier Communities.


Yesterday in Uvalde, Texas, at least 19 children and two teachers lost their lives when a gunman entered an elementary school and opened fire. Two weeks ago, grandparents and family members were gunned down while grocery shopping in Buffalo, New York. These are only two of the latest instances of innocent lives lost to senseless gun violence in such a short span of time.

“Our hearts ache tremendously for the loved ones and the communities left behind in the wake of these heinous acts of violence,” said American Nurses Association President Ernest J. Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN. “The loss of young lives and the trauma of those who witnessed the carnage and survived will remain with them forever. Their lives will never be the same. There simply are no words. Burying a child is the most unnatural and horrific act that no parent should ever have to experience in their lifetime.”  Read more.

A jury convicted former Vanderbilt University Medical Center nurse RaDonda Vaught of reckless homicide and impaired adult abuse after she mistakenly administered the wrong medication that killed a patient in 2017.

Click the links to read more about this story: American Nurses Association (ANA) and Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA)


Latest HMA Posts

Thank you HMA Board Member, Vanessa Burks County for this insightful article on “Seasons of Recognition”. Read it here – HMA Blk Hist Seasons 2-1-22

An important resource for those working with teens during the pandemic – https://digitaledition.chicagotribune.com/infinity/article_share.aspx?guid=3c62776a-09e7-4ea2-9155-0e306ecc056b

Faith Community Nurses Statement regarding Faith Communities and Faith Community Nurses (FCN) answering the call to serve our communities during the global COVID-19 Pandemic

Check out our latest Blogs below!

President’s Message May 2022

New Year, New Commitment Denise Viker, BSN, RN - President of Health Ministries Association Board of Directors There is so much [...]

HMA Announcements


The ANA has released the data from the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing survey, National Nursing Survey Understanding Racism in Nursing. ANA encourages us to amplify the announcement of these findings. HMA has already begun work on this critical issue, with our Zoominars and Racial Healing Circles. We will continue to use this data in all of our efforts focused on the crucial issue of racism in nursing. 

Herd Immunity and the Beloved Community, co-hosted by CUNY SPH’s NY Vaccine Literacy Campaign and Interfaith Public Health Network.

You can view the full recording of the event on CUNY SPH’s YouTube channel. Co-hosts and co-sponsors are recognized in the video description.

VIRTUAL COURSES through Wesley Theological Seminary! Go to the Members Educational Offerings page (under Resources) for more information on the Summer 2022 10-week Health Minister Certificate online program.

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