Faith and Health Partnerships Monthly

A Resource Toolkit for Faith Leaders

Welcome to the March 2023 issue of Faith and Health Partnerships Monthly. We hope you find these resources and tips helpful as you care for members of your congregation and community. If you have questions or topic ideas for future issues, please reach out to us. We'd love to hear from you!

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March Observances

Women's History Month

This year’s theme, Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories, recognizes women, past and present, who have been active in all forms of media and storytelling including print, radio, TV, stage, screen, blogs, podcasts, and more. 

Learn more

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week March 20-26 

Help youth in your congregation learn about the science of drug use and addiction through interactive quizzes, conversation starters, videos, and other activity ideas from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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Caring for Mind

Self-Harm Awareness Month

You may know someone from your congregation impacted by self-injury. Learn about the warning signs and how you can help.

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Caring for Body

National Nutrition Month

This year’s theme, Fuel for the Future, focuses on eating with sustainability in mind to protect the environment. Learn how and see additional resources.

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Caring for Spirit

Building loving community begins with connections. For people of faith, this happens when we gather for worship, participate in congregational gatherings, provide care, and work together in service and mission activities.

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Upcoming Events

March 1 | 11:00 a.m.

Social Influencers of Health and Suicide in Black Youth

March 1 | 7:00 p.m.

Supporting Survivors of Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence

March 4 | 10:00 a.m.

Heart and Soul

March 6 | 9:00 a.m.

Compassion, Prevention, and Healing for Addiction

Learn about treatment approaches from the Jewish perspective.

March 7-April 25

5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Virtual Trauma Healing Facilitator Training

March 8 | 11:00 a.m.

Faith, Spirituality, and Peer Support

March 13 | 1:00 p.m.

Virtual Mastermind Group Meeting

March 13

Monthly Day of Prayer for Mental Health

March 29-30

HOPE (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences) 2023 Summit

April 20 | 1:00 p.m.

Healthy Living for Your Brain/Body & Spiritual Care

Year-round support groups

See full details of events and opportunities here

$5,000 community scholarships for students in healthcare-related fields

As we continue our efforts to advance equity within our communities and provide opportunities for historically underrepresented groups, Advocate Health Care and Aurora Health Care are awarding $5,000 scholarships to college students demonstrating financial need and who reside within our healthcare service areas. Ten scholarships for members of our communities will be awarded to those who meet the criteria and apply by March 31. See eligibility requirements and digital flyer to learn more.

Help spread the word by sharing this flyer!

Wisconsin Department of Health Services offering free at-home COVID test kits


You can order free, rapid, at-home COVID-19 tests and have them delivered directly to your residence through the state-supported Say Yes! COVID test program.

Frequent testing is especially important for those with more exposure outside the home, such as kids in school or people who spend time in a group setting — whether vaccinated or not.

Why test?

  • Help reduce COVID-19 spread by testing at home and getting results in just minutes.
  • People who don’t have symptoms can still spread COVID-19, so testing is critical to knowing if you're infected.
  • To stop the spread of COVID-19, many of us need to get tested regularly - even if we don't have symptoms. Along with vaccination, wearing a mask, hand washing, and physical distancing, frequent at-home testing protects families and friends, and it a great way to help in the fight against COVID-19.
  • Know more, live safer, and get back to the people and things you love sooner.

Download flyer to share.


Women's History Month flyer

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week flyer

Self-Injury Awareness Month flyer

National Nutrition Month flyer

Building Loving Community flyer

Advocate Health Care's free Local Services Guide

Who We Are

Aurora Faith and Health Partnerships

We work side-by-side with faith communities to promote health equity by mobilizing the transforming power of social connectedness and spiritual wisdom.

Our core belief: Drawing on the wisdom of our religious traditions and the best social and public health science, we believe that positive, mutual relationships and the intentional practice of faith are at the heart of what creates equitable health and well-being for individuals, congregations and communities.

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