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  1. 1. Man, Machine & the Future of Human Community October 13, 2009 Reverend Andrea Lomboy Associate Pastor of Care, Evangelism & Missions Virginia Stroke Systems Task Force, Member - Community Educator & Web Manager President & CEO University of Virginia, Department of Neurology Stroke Telemedicine & Tele-education Program Coordinator
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>“ The church is the only community-based organization that is found in virtually every community in this country. It is able to reach people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds and it can strongly influence people’s values and personal life choices. Because the church is generally more integrated into the life of individuals and communities than our modern medical establishment, it can better enable people to assume responsibility for their own health.” </li></ul>- Health and Welfare Ministries General Board of Global Ministries The United Methodist Church New York, New York
  3. 3. <ul><li>The Congregational Health ReSource, LLC (CHR) is a Judeo-Christian company and ministry devoted to improving health awareness from the perspective of “body, soul (mind, will, and emotions), and spirit” from a BIBLICAL approach. </li></ul><ul><li>CHR serves as a bridge between the health care and faith-based communities to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>advance the Biblical approach to health, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>increase awareness of prevention and treatment options, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. provide a dynamic clearinghouse of information (Internet-based, print materials, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and presentations) for both communities to exchange information and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>integrate the secular and spiritual perspective to health and wholeness. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. CHR will create a forum ( ) for health care professionals to disseminate information to the faith community and for the faith community to access resources for better care and prevention. Our goal is to connect the health and faith arenas so that together, we may learn, grow, and be a source of healing to each other. From church leadership to individual church members, the potential is great to share knowledge about health care and direct congregations to the most appropriate channels for accessing information on health issues. As church members access medical resources more efficiently, and at the same time, deepen their understanding of health and healing through a Biblical approach, we can help reduce disease, promote wellness, and curtail the high cost of care. Bringing together the promise of medicine with the power of faith lessens the gap between the secular and the sacred, increasing synergies and infusing the potential to build healthier communities.
  5. 5. Health
  6. 6. Your Health <ul><li>Health – defined by Webster as : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the condition of being sound in body, mind, or spirit ; especially :  freedom from physical disease or pain: the general condition of the body </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>flourishing condition :   well-being </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The World Health Organization states that &quot;health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity&quot; including the ability to lead a &quot;socially and economically productive life.&quot; </li></ul>
  7. 7. Simply put, these determinants affect the health of every member of your congregation. Each determinant should be considered as an “opportunity” to show the love of Christ and minister to the needs of your community.
  8. 8. Minority Populations <ul><li>5 federally recognized minority populations in Virginia: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>African American/Black (19.44%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hispanic/Latino (4.66%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Asian American (3.66%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Native Hawaiian or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>other Pacific Islander (.05%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>American Indian and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alaskan Native (.26%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>70% White Non-Hispanic make up the majority population. This group includes: whites with origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa as determined by the U.S. Census Bureau. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Leading Causes of Death <ul><li>Are similar for every race, but not necessarily in the same order… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Heart Disease </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cancer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stroke </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diabetes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unintentional injuries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Homicide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HIV/AIDS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chronic lower respiratory disease </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nephritis, Nephrotic syndrome, Nephrosis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Septicemia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: Health, U.S., 2004, Table 31. </li></ul></ul>U 70% Source: Unequal Health Access Across the Commonwealth, Virginia Health Equity Report, 20008.
  10. 12. Even majority groups can have minority subgroups within them.
  11. 13. Question: How might these numbers affect your congregation’s budget and member giving?
  12. 14. Faith
  13. 15. <ul><li>Faith Section - defined by Webster as : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>allegiance to duty or a person : loyalty, fidelity to one's promises and sincerity of intentions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>belief and trust in and loyalty to God and belief in the traditional doctrines of a religion, as well as, the firm belief in something for which there is no proof: complete trust </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>something that is believed especially with strong conviction: synonymous to BELIEF. It is without question. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hebrews 11:1 NKJ - Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. </li></ul>Your Faith
  14. 16. <ul><li>Body (physical dwelling) </li></ul><ul><li>1 Corinthians 3:16 - Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you? 1 Corinthians 6:19 - Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We were created in God’s image and we are a physical dwelling place for Him in lieu of the Holy of Holies as described in David’s Tabernacle. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We should, therefore, honor and respect that which was given to us by God by caring for it in a way that expresses our love for Him. </li></ul></ul>Your Faith–Body, Soul & Spirit
  15. 17. <ul><li>Soul - (mind, will and emotions) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The O.T. Hebrew word is rendered as nepes. It appears 755 times in the Old Testament. KJV uses 42 different English terms to translate it. The two most common renderings are &quot;soul&quot; (428 times) and &quot;life&quot; (117 times). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is chiefly defined as a principle or living being </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The N.T. counterpart to nepes is psyche [ yuchv ] six hundred times in the Septuagint). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Psyche , as its Old Testament counterpart, can indicate the person (Acts 2:41; 27:37). It also serves as the reflexive pronoun designating the “self” Luke 12:19. Expresses emotions such as grief (Matt 26:38, ; Mark 14:34), anguish (John 12:27), exultation (Luke 1:46), and pleasure (Matt 12:18). </li></ul></ul>Your Faith
  16. 18. <ul><li>Spirit (inner man) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The O.T. Hebrew word for &quot;spirit&quot; is ruah essentially meaning “breath or wind.” It is the breath of life that gave us the ability to live physically and spiritually. (Isa. 42:5) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The N.T. Pneuma [pneu’ma] is the New Testament counterpart to the Old Testament ruah . While it occasionally means wind (John 3:8) and breath (Matt 27:50; 2 Thes 2:8), it is most generally translates &quot;spirit“ an incorporeal , feeling, and intelligent being. (Luke 1:47, 2:40, John 11:33, Acts 18:25, 2 Cor 2:13, Matt 5:3) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ruah can also refer to a person’s will . Ezr 1:5, Num 14:24, Psalm 51:10. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In the New Testament spirit is also seen as that dimension of human personality whereby relationship with God is possible (Mark 2:8; Acts 7:59; Rom 1:9; 8:16; 1 Cor 5:3-5). </li></ul></ul>Your Faith
  17. 19. <ul><li>“ By coupling health and faith, we have extra-ordinary power to live and walk in wholeness.” </li></ul><ul><li>Faith-based health is believing and trusting, without proof or question, in the supernatural power of God to stay sound in our body, mind and spirit through coupling wisdom and faith with </li></ul><ul><li>God-given natural resources. </li></ul>Your Faith
  18. 20. <ul><li>The Infallible one faced temptation, so will you: </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 4:1-11 - 1  Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2  And after He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He then became hungry. 3  And the tempter came and said to Him, &quot;If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.&quot; 4  But He answered and said, &quot;It is written, `Man Shall Not Live On Bread Alone, But On Every Word That Proceeds Out Of The Mouth Of God. ' &quot; 5  Then the devil took Him into the holy city and had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, 6  and said to Him, &quot;If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down; for it is written, `He will command his angels concerning you; and on their hands they will bear you up so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. &quot; 7  Jesus said to him, &quot;On the other hand, it is written, `YOU SHALL NOT PUT THE LORD YOUR GOD TO THE TEST.' &quot; 8  Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory; 9  and he said to Him, &quot;All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me.&quot; 10  Then Jesus said to him, &quot;Go, Satan! For it is written, `YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND SERVE HIM ONLY.' &quot; 11  Then the devil left Him; and behold, angels came and began to minister to Him. </li></ul>The Temptation
  19. 21. The Temptation <ul><li>As human beings, we have 3 key areas of vulnerabilities: body, soul and spirit. If the health of any of these areas is compromised it causes an imbalance in our total well being: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical  BODY - hunger </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emotional  SOUL - security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Psychological  SOUL - significance, power and achievement) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jesus is tempted three times: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Make bread </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dare God to rescue you (based on misapplied scripture – Psalm 91:11-12). </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The tempter says, “Worship me” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Matthew 26:41 – SPIRIT - Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing , but the flesh is weak. </li></ul>
  20. 22. <ul><li>Doubt is designed to make the temptation </li></ul><ul><li>real by using the following questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Would God provide? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Would God protect? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Would God rule? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will God heal, deliver and extend grace? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is God’s Word true? </li></ul></ul>The Temptation
  21. 23. The Temptation <ul><li>Jesus rebuttal to the temptations in Matthew 4: </li></ul><ul><li>1 st temptation: “And the tempter came and said to Him, &quot;IF You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.&quot; Jesus responds by quoting the Word of God – Deut. 8:3 – focuses on God’s purpose. God always provides…HE IS, “Jehovah Jireh.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deut. 8:3, &quot;He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD.” (NASB) </li></ul></ul>
  22. 24. The Temptation <ul><li>2 nd temptation: Then the devil took Him into the holy city and had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, &quot;If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down; for it is written, `HE WILL COMMAND HIS ANGELS CONCERNING YOU'; and `ON their HANDS THEY WILL BEAR YOU UP, SO THAT YOU WILL NOT STRIKE YOUR FOOT AGAINST A STONE.' Jesus responds by quoting the Word of God – Deut. 6:16 - don’t test God. He is omnipotent (all powerful), omniscient (all knowing), omnipresent (everywhere at all times). We are NOT, neither is Satan! </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd temptation: Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory; 9  and he said to Him, &quot;All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me.&quot; Jesus again responds by quoting the Word of God – Deut. 6:13 , do not compromise with evil. The focus is God’s person (integrity, character, potential). </li></ul>
  23. 25. The Temptation <ul><li>Jesus could quote the scripture not only because he studied, memorized it, and hid it in his heart, HE had relationship with the Father and </li></ul><ul><li>FAITH . </li></ul><ul><li>If Jesus is our greatest example, we should emulate his lifestyle and seek to be more like Him especially when it deals with our </li></ul><ul><li>HEALTH . </li></ul>
  24. 26. Religion, Spirituality & Public Health <ul><li>Harold M. Koenig, MD., Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center </li></ul><ul><li>Religion, Spirituality & Public Health Testimony to US House of Representatives, September 2008. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examines relationships between religion/spirituality and the health of individuals and populations. </li></ul></ul>
  25. 27. <ul><li>“ Religious beliefs and behaviors were largely thought of as too subjective, not quantifiable, unscientific, and based in fantasy and infantile projections of illusion (Freud). As a result, health professionals today ignore their patients’ religious or spiritual needs, and have little appreciation for their relationship to health….times are changing. More research on religion, spirituality and health has been published in the past 7-8 years than was published in nearly 200 years before that .” </li></ul>Religion, Spirituality & Public Health
  26. 28. <ul><li>FACTS to ponder: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The US is a very religious nation: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>93% of Americans believe in God. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>89% of Americans report affiliation with a religious organization </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>83% of Americans say religion is fairly or very important to them </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>62% of Americans say that they are members of a church or synagogue </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>58% of Americans pray every day (and 75% weekly) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>42% of Americans attend religious services weekly or almost weekly (and 55% at least monthly) </li></ul></ul></ul>Religion, Spirituality & Public Health
  27. 29. <ul><li>Many in the US turn to religion for comfort when stressed or sick </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Religion is often used to cope with stress. Following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, research shows that 9 out of 10 Americans turned to religion to cope. (New England Journal of Medicine 2001). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Religion is often used to cope with mental/physical health problems. 9 out of 10 hospitalized patients say they use religion to cope with illness, and over 40% say that it is the most important factor that keeps them going. (Handbook of Religion and Health, 2001). </li></ul></ul>Religion, Spirituality & Public Health
  28. 30. <ul><li>Because of its effectiveness as a coping behavior, religious involvement may reduce psychological stress, buffer against depression, and speed recovery from emotional disorders (American Journal of Psychiatry, 1992). </li></ul><ul><li>Religious involvement is associated with better health behaviors, including less cigarette smoking and more exercise. (multiple journals and citations) </li></ul><ul><li>Religious involvement is associated with less cardiovascular disease, improved outcomes following cardiac surgery, lower rates of stroke, etc. (multiple journals and citations) </li></ul>Religion, Spirituality & Public Health
  29. 31. Religion, Spirituality & Public Health <ul><li>There is every reason to suggest that religious involvement is related to better health. </li></ul><ul><li>Religious beliefs, practices, and rituals are shown to improve health, knowing this may help to boost the health effects that these beliefs/practices have for religious people (since it may encourage them to utilize their beliefs to help them change unhealthy lifestyles). </li></ul><ul><li>Some research has suggested that communities where high portions of the population are members of religious groups have better health in general, even the non-religious people who live in those communities. (Annals of Epidemiology 2005) </li></ul>
  30. 32. To Encourage You <ul><li>The Bible tells us to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>lay hands on the sick: Mr 16:18 - They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>anoint with oil: Mr 6:13 - And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>have faith: Mt 17:20 - And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>call upon the elders of the church: Jas 5:14 - Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jesus quoted the Word of God: Jesus quoted the Word of God 3 times to avoid temptation and as a result, the devil had to flee! </li></ul>
  31. 33. Community
  32. 34. 268,240 documented congregations - 176,477,348 adherents *The data in these reports come from the Religious Congregations and Membership Study which is collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies ( They collect these data by asking denominations to submit counts at the county level of congregations and membership. Some denominations choose not to participate while others simply do not have the data required to participate. The latter is the case with most African-American denominations.
  33. 35. Congregations Members Virginia Statistics for Congregations and Memberships The Association of Religion Data Archives, * These statistics are only for reporting churches.
  34. 36. These statistics are only for reporting churches. 45 known churches in Essex County of which only 20 reported.
  35. 37. How can your church be prepared?
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  38. 40. Congregational Health Assessment Survey <ul><li>In partnership with the Office of Minority Health and Public Health Policy (OMHPHP), the Congregational Health ReSource is conducting a pilot program using 5 different survey tools in 4 rural access areas: Luray (Page County), Woodstock (Shenandoah County), Essex and Bath. The survey tools include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Civic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clergy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical </li></ul></ul>
  39. 41. Congregational Health Assessment Survey <ul><li>The purpose of these assessments is to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assess strengths and weaknesses in religious congregations and their surrounding communities with regard to health issues. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop congregational health programs that are seamlessly inserted into the everyday workings of ministry. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build a network of partners and collaborators (clergy, civic, education, medical and government) interested in seeing a complete continuum of care that utilizes congregations and faith-based organizations as a force multiplier thus improving the overall health status of their community. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify local resources within the community that could be lent to congregations and faith-based organizations to promote congregational-based health programs. </li></ul></ul>
  40. 42. <ul><li>The survey of our faith community leaders will help us understand: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Church demographics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attitudes toward, and beliefs about, the health/faith connection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Willingness to implement a health ministry or use resources in the community to promote health and wellness, or improve an existing health ministry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Possible barriers to accessing health care for residents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health needs of local members </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The remaining surveys ask questions about interest in partnerships, providing resources (tangible, in-kind contributions, services, monetary, etc.) and </li></ul>Congregational Health Assessment Survey
  41. 43. Congregational Health Assessment Survey <ul><li>Clergy Questions & Responses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you believe there is a connection between physical, emotional and spiritual health? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>100% of the respondents said YES. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you think religious institutions should play a role in helping its congregations be physically healthy? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>97% of the respondents said YES. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you think it is appropriate to offer health education and health services to your congregation? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>80% said YES, 3% said NO, 17% were UNSURE </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you think your congregation has a willingness to use a combination of both spiritual and medical resources to maintain and improve their health? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>80 % said YES, 20% were UNSURE </li></ul></ul></ul>
  42. 44. Congregational Health Assessment Survey <ul><li>Ways that your congregation supports the health of your members: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Go with members to doctor’s appointments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide transportation to medical appointments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help with health-related paperwork </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prayer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide meals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit members who are sick and provide support during surgeries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pay medical bills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support local free clinics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anoint with oil, lay hands on the sick, believe in faith for healing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate health information about local hospital and Red Cross </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide health and preventative education (bulletins, announcements, web site, telephone, through sermons) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide counseling: grief, marital, parent, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  43. 45. Congregational Health Assessment Survey <ul><li>Top concerns that members of your congregation are facing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diabetes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cancer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Obesity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of insurance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heart Disease </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High cost of medications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do you have a health ministry? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>15% said YES </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The remaining that said NO gave the following top 3 reasons why not: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Uncertain how to start one </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of time and finances </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of volunteers </li></ul></ul></ul>
  44. 46. Technology **All references to the organizations in this section should not be construed as an endorsement of their products or services.
  45. 47. Technology Today <ul><li>Possible technologies for the church to use today in regard to health: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SMS Text and Cell Phones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video Teleconferencing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Streaming video, church web sites, mp3’s </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Kiosks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remote Presence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual World - internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video Gaming </li></ul></ul>
  46. 48. Technology Today <ul><li>Technology is a tool that can be leveraged by churches to promote whole health. In no way does it replace the importance or value of face-to-face personal interactions, however, it can augment situations where it is not possible or feasible. </li></ul><ul><li>It must be used with great scrutiny and without sacrificing personal safety or privacy. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used to facilitate the Great Commission as stated in Matthew 28:16-20 in evangelistic ways that could not have been fathomed in years past. </li></ul>
  47. 49. First Baptist Church of Glen Arden <ul><li>Health Ministry and “Nurses Unit” </li></ul><ul><li>The mission of the Health Ministry is to help Christians understand the relationship between spiritual and physical well-being. This is accomplished by sponsoring educational seminars on relevant health issues, conducting screening sessions (i.e., high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, etc.) on a regular basis, and having educational literature available to members of the church and community. </li></ul>
  48. 50. Text Messaging Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project Survey, December 2007, n=1,704 for those with cell phones or PDAs. Margin of error is +/- 3 points. Survey conducted in English Mobile Data Use by Age
  49. 51. Text Messaging Text4baby is a free mobile information service and promotional campaign for mobile health (for 2 years) and designed to promote healthy birth outcomes among underserved populations.   An educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB), Text4baby will help women in having safe and healthy pregnancies by empowering them with information they need to give their babies the best possible start in life. Virginia has agreed to participate in the public-private partnership and is finalizing the details of their participation. This technology can play a major role in the health of our congregations. Text 311411
  50. 52. Text Messaging Sources: Pew Internet & American Life Project, “Degrees of Access” (May 2008); Nielsen, “Record High TV Use, Despite Online/Mobile Video Gains” (November 2008); Harris Interactive, “Cell Phone Usage Continues to Increase” (April 2008); US Centers for Disease Control, “Wireless-Only Phone Use Varies Widely Across United States” (March 2009); CTIA, “Wireless Quick Facts” (March 2009) Phones are personal. Phones are with us 24/7. Over 1/2 world’s population uses a cell phone. <ul><li>73% of US adults have internet access </li></ul><ul><li>Only 50% of chronic disease patients have internet access </li></ul><ul><li>Average Internet use <1 hour per day </li></ul>Internet’s limited reach <ul><li>90% of Americans have cell phones </li></ul><ul><li>18% of US households are “mobile-only” </li></ul><ul><li>1 trillion SMS messages sent in US in 2008 </li></ul>Phone’s broad reach
  51. 53. Video Teleconferencing or Videoconferencing <ul><li>Definition: a set of interactive telecommunication technologies which allow two or more locations to interact via two-way video and audio transmissions simultaneously. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  52. 54. Health Kiosks <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>The remote screening devices is a 2x4 ft. Windows-Based tabletop machine with a touchscreen is used to submit information that is sent to a central computer via network link. </li></ul><ul><li>It is meant to reduce the time and cost of health screenings or routine doctor visits. </li></ul><ul><li>Poses questions to patients about dietary and exercise habits. </li></ul><ul><li>Patients can input vital signs, weight, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>An attached blood pressure cuff can be used in testing. </li></ul>
  53. 55. Faith-based Health Kiosk <ul><li> </li></ul>
  54. 56. Interactive Faith-based Health <ul><li> </li></ul>The key facet Intouch Interactive is creating engaging experiences that connect individuals to the health information being provided. Intouch Interactive creates custom experiences, designed to deliver specific information to a specific demographic based on a specific need. Churches could use this application to promote faith-based health to it’s congregation. The sites engage the senses of sight, sound and motion to assist the user in their best learning method. Games, quizzes and other forms of &quot;edutainment&quot; are applied to educate using fun to teach any age of audience about the health information provided. These act as tests on the impact of the information and it's retention and understanding by the audience. Information can be printed, emailed and even shared with others. Privacy screens and other hardware components can ensure the privacy of the information and lessen anxiety attributed to certain information searches.
  55. 57. <ul><li> </li></ul>Faith-Based Health Kiosk An interactive experience Intended specifically for congregations.
  56. 58. Faith Based Health Information Kiosk <ul><li>This faith-based health initiative develops sustained partnerships with large, inner city congregations to develop individualized Faith Based Health Kiosks which are integrated into the health ministry of the churches to increase the health knowledge of the attendee. </li></ul><ul><li>The free standing kiosk is customized to the congregation, with an opening prayer and introduction by the lead pastor, and the user enters simple demographic information to direct the interaction. The touch screen kiosk is simple to use, requiring no computer knowledge and is built at an appropriate literacy level for the anticipated users. </li></ul>
  57. 59. Pastoral welcome, challenge, and pinpoint to a certain medical message. Select the individual you best represent. Select the topic of interest. The session takes you through a variety of screens and ends with a video discussion between a doctor and the pastor.
  58. 60. Faith Based Health Information Kiosk <ul><li>This kiosk, in partnership with Church, community, state, and national programs, firstly challenges the user to take ownership of their health, and then directs the user to specific things that they can do both preventatively and when health care needs arise. The Kiosk provides customized resources at the church, community, and local level for the user to begin on their &quot;Journey to Wellness.” </li></ul><ul><li>The Faith Based Health Information Kiosk is placed in a private setting in the individual partner churches. An overview of the Kiosk and the program is described during a service by the pastor with a challenge to use the device. Regular messages are delivered by the partner pastors inquiring about usage rates. </li></ul><ul><li>Currently, the 3 largest congregations in Detroit are current partners (greater than 4000 members per church) and 15 additional churches have requested a Kiosk. </li></ul>
  59. 61. Remote Presence - Telehealth <ul><li>Dr. Solenski will describe this technology further and will include the current efforts under the Virginia Acute Stroke Telehealth effort and past grant work. </li></ul>
  60. 62. Social Networking is a global social networking website that is operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc.[1] Users can add friends and send them messages, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves. Additionally, users can join networks organized by city, workplace, school, and region. is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author's profile page and delivered to the author's subscribers who are known as followers. is a software application that allows users to make voice and video calls over the Internet.
  61. 63. Social Networking is a virtual world developed by Linden Lab that launched on June 23, 2003, and is accessible via the Internet. A free client program called the Second Life Viewer[1] enables its users, called Residents, to interact with each other through avatars. Residents can explore, meet other residents, socialize, participate in individual and group activities, and create and trade virtual property and services with one another, or travel throughout the world, which residents refer to as the grid. Second Life is for people aged 18 and over, while Teen Second Life is for people aged 13 to 17.
  62. 64. Video Gaming is a home video game console released by Nintendo.
  63. 65. The Story of the Man & the Flood <ul><li>A man is sitting on his porch as flood waters rise. A woman floats by in a boat, asking if the man needs help. &quot;No, thank you,&quot; says the man, &quot;I'm trusting in the Lord.&quot; The waters rise higher, sending the man upstairs. A raft full of people floats by his second story window. &quot;Get in,&quot; they say, &quot;there's plenty of room.&quot; &quot;No thanks,&quot; says the man, &quot;I'm trusting in the Lord.&quot; The flood waters keep rising, pushing the man up to the roof. A helicopter swoops in, lowering its ladder for the man. &quot;Thanks anyway,&quot; shouts the man, &quot;I'm trusting in the Lord.&quot; Finally, the man is swept away in the torrent and drowns. At the gates of Heaven, the man asks God, &quot;Why didn't you save me?&quot; &quot;What do you mean?'' replies God, &quot;I sent two boats and a helicopter.&quot; </li></ul>