Mission 200 celebration: Getting to know Abundant Health resources

Mission 200 celebration: Getting to know Abundant Health resources


 What Matters Most?
Jesus proclaimed: I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. John 10:10

How can we as United Methodists in Oregon and Idaho continue growing together toward the mission Jesus set out for himself and for us?
Abundant Health is the mission priority of United Methodist Global Ministries for 2017 – 2020.  The global goal is to reach at least one million children with health promoting measures by 2020.
In response to Jesus’ invitation to love our neighbor always and all-ways, the Abundant Health initiative in Oregon and Idaho cultivates health-promoting connections of Body, Mind, Heart, and Spirit.

Each of the Crossing Boundaries events. . .planned for Roseberg, Tigard, and Boise … will include an Abundant Health workshop.  In these workshops we will practice Crossing Boundaries by exploring opportunities to cultivate more healthy connections between ourselves and others around us.
Participants will begin by considering components of physical, mental, social-emotional, and spiritual health which matter most to them, in their own lives and the lives of their family, friends, neighbors, and congregation.  
We will highlight some of the Community Health Improvement Priorities (CHIPs)* that have been identified for the areas where you live and then look for common threads between our own health concerns and those in the communities around us.
Finally, participants will identify which of the emerging health concerns matter most to them and then begin brainstorming about prospective allies and mapping action steps on the journey toward more Abundant Health, for ourselves, our loved ones, our neighbors, our congregations, our communities, and our world.
LoresWorkshops in Roseberg and Boise will by led by Oregon-Idaho UMC Abundant Health Coordinator: Rev. Marshall Wattman-Turner.  The workshop in Tigard will be led by Maureen Quinn Lores. Lores is the Family and Community Health Faculty, with the Oregon State University Extension Service for Washington County.

* Every healthcare system or hospital in the U.S. that receives any Federal funding including Medicare and Medicaid payment, is required to do update their Community Health Improvement Priorities CHIPs annually.  For example all of the major health care systems in the Portland Metro area joined together in 2016  to form the Healthy Columbia Willamette Collaborative which includes all 15 hospitals, four health departments, and two coordinated care organizations in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties of Oregon, and in Clark County, Washington to develop an area-wide Community Health Needs Assessment.  Based on this shared information, each health care system then develops its own (CHIPs) for their local hospital or county-wide service area.  

comments powered by Disqus
Boldly Making Disciples of Jesus Christ - Vitalizing the Church - Transforming the World