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HMA Executive Director Announcement

The Board of Directors of Health Ministries Association (HMA) is pleased to announce our first-ever Executive Director, Ms. Julie Ruchniewicz, BSN, RN.  This new Executive Director position is an exciting step forward in the growth of HMA, and we are confident in the experience and passion Julie brings to the role. Ms. Ruchniewicz has been [...]

HMA Executive Director Announcement2019-05-24T15:38:47-04:00

New Podcast Series for Faith Community Nurses

Now Available! New Podcast Series for Faith Community Nurses: The Heart and Soul of Caring As announced recently, Catholic Health Initiatives (now part of CommonSpirit Health, one of the nation’s largest health systems) has created a new series of podcasts developed by and for faith community nurses. I know many nurses are not paid for [...]

New Podcast Series for Faith Community Nurses2019-05-21T17:24:18-04:00

NEW PARTNER IN MINISTRY:

Religion Member Interest Group, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics The Religion Member Interest Group (RMIG) is a group within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. RMIG consists of members [...]

NEW PARTNER IN MINISTRY:2019-05-03T16:18:33-04:00

Tackling Mental Health Prejudice and Discrimination

Tackling Mental Health Prejudice and Discrimination - by Temple Collaborative on Community Inclusion. Recommendations and Resources for Peer-Run Programs for People with Mental Health Conditions - This document is designed to provide information on the types of anti-prejudice and anti-discrimination initiatives that these individuals have successfully implemented in the past. Click here to go to [...]

Tackling Mental Health Prejudice and Discrimination2019-03-20T14:01:51-04:00

Care for the Caregiver

In disaster situations, nurses must care for others while caring for themselves and their family. Texas Nurses Association and Texas Organization of Nurse Executives, with the Johnson & Johnson Foundation, developed Care for the Caregiver to help nurses before, during and after disasters. Visit www.texasnurses.org/c4c to watch videos, download resources and get more information on [...]

Care for the Caregiver2019-01-30T15:26:11-04:00

National Institute of Drug Abuse for Teens Blog

The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) has a Blog for Teens. If your Ministry has you working with teens, the is a valuable resource for you. This weeks post (01/22/19) by Dr. Nora Volow, NIDA Director, announced the kick off of the 2019 National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. She took part in the [...]

National Institute of Drug Abuse for Teens Blog2019-01-26T10:39:16-04:00

Executive Director Position

Searching for our First Executive Director The Board of Directors of Health Ministries Association, Inc. (HMA) continues the search for the new Executive Director position for the organization. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please pass this information onto anyone qualified. This is a 20-hour/week position reporting to the HMA Board of Directors. [...]

Executive Director Position2019-01-23T12:35:27-04:00

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Office of Communications Released:

"Final Weekly Enrollment Snapshot for the 2019 Enrollment Period" Approximately 8.4 million people selected or were automatically re-enrolled in plans using the HealthCare.gov platform during the 2019 open enrollment period.  These snapshots provide point-in-time estimates of weekly plan selections, call center activity and visits to HealthCare.gov or CuidadoDeSalud.gov. The final snapshot reports new plan selections, active plan renewals [...]

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Office of Communications Released:2019-01-04T11:40:32-04:00

Pittsburgh: Prayers and Presence

We mingle our grief with the Tree of Life synagogue community in Pittsburgh, PA whose sacred Sabbath service was shattered by a murderous rampage this past Saturday.  No words can express our condolences, our sorrow, our anger.  No words can express our prayers for comfort to somehow come to those affected by the trauma. We [...]

Pittsburgh: Prayers and Presence2018-10-29T20:45:53-04:00

Proposes Historic Changes to Modernize Medicare and Restore the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Proposed changes to Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program would streamline clinical billing and expand access to high-quality care. On July 12, HMA received this information from CMS... Read below for the full information and how you can provide public feedback on the proposed rules - deadline is Sept. 10, 2018. Today, the [...]

Proposes Historic Changes to Modernize Medicare and Restore the Doctor-Patient Relationship2018-07-16T14:32:54-04:00