Monthly Resources and Information

August is Psoriasis Awareness Month

The National Psoriasis Foundation has great information that you can share with your faith community about this disease. Here are a few:

  • Check out their About Psoriasis section of their website for article information and resources.
  • Check their blog on a weekly basis in August for weekly updates about the campaign.

Additional Website Resources for Aug. – Oct.

Aug: National Health Center Week Aug. 13 - 19

Sept: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Sept: Healthy Aging Month

Sept: National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Sept: Pain Awareness Month

Oct: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

To see additional health topics for August, September, October and more visit

Recipes: Roasted Sun-Dried Tomato Beef Tri-Tip with Peppers and Sweet Potatoes & Mexican Rice and Beans Baked Eggs

Here are two recipes with a little twist to finish out your summer!

Roasted Sun-Dried Tomato Beef Tri-Tip with Peppers and Sweet Potatoes

Servings: 8
Prep time = 10 min.
Total time = 90 min.
Nutrition Facts per serving
Calories: 265
Sat. Fat: 3.1g
Tot. Fat: 9.1g
Sodium: 551mg
Fiber: 3g
Protein: 25g

Mexican Rice and Beans Baked Eggs

Serves: 4
Prep time = 15 min.
Total time = 35 min.
Nutrition Facts per serving
Calories: 390
Sat. Fat: 3g
Tot. Fat: 13g
Sodium: 520mg
Fiber: 8gp
Protein: 16g

HHS – Updates, a Webinar, and Resources


Includes articles on healthy parenting and seniors, a reunification statement on alien minors and a recent report on economic opportunity and prevalence of prescription opioids.

  • NIH Popular stories reviewed and updated including recent issues on topics like healthy parenting and  seniors
  • Statement on the Reunification for Children Under Age 5 - Under order of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, the departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Homeland Security (DHS), and Justice (DOJ) have completed the reunification of alien minors under 5 years old who are currently in the custody of HHS with adults who were in the custody of DHS. Read the full press release
  • Economic Opportunity and the Opioid Crisis: Geographic and Economic Trends - The recently released report examines the relationships between indicators of economic opportunity and the prevalence of prescription opioids and substance use in the United States. Read the study’s three primary findings and the full report.


“Prevention” is the shorthand for the work of breaking the cycle of addiction and preventing future generations from harm. Join the HHS Partnership Center this summer as they host a three-part educational series to learn why and how faith and community youth leaders, families, -- and even teens themselves -- can contribute to the resiliency of younger generations for years to come.

ACEs: The Role of Life Experiences in Shaping Brain Development, Webinar Training: Thurs., August 9, 2018, 12-1 p.m., ET. A one-hour training by public health experts in Tennessee on their curriculum Building Strong Brains: The Role of Life Experiences in Shaping Brain Development. A certificate of completion will be provided to participants who take the entire webinar training, Register online.

Prevention in Practice: Building Communities that Strengthen the Resiliency of Future Generations, Webinar Presentation: Wed., August 15, 2018, 12-1 p.m., ET.  Register here. Chicago’s Jewish Center for Addiction and the Georgia Prevention Project share strategies and youth-led programs they are using to strengthen the resiliency of young people and prevent future generations from harm.


Check out these resources from HHS on drug relapse and partner and sexual violence prevention.

Drugs and Health Blog called Say What? Relapse? - Say What? is a series produced by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to define scientific terms and explain their importance in ways that can be easily understood. The current issue is focused on the subject of relapse or when a person who’s trying to stop using drugs can sometimes start using them again. Learn more and sign up for Say What? email posts.

CPSTF Recommends Primary Prevention to Reduce Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Among Youth - Announced in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDCs) Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide), which is a collection of evidence-based findings of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF), are recommended prevention interventions to help reduce intimate partner violence and sexual violence among youth.

Greater Dayton Area FCN/Health Ministers Network

Join us at the Greater Dayton Area Faith Community Nurse/Health Ministers Network! Meetings are held quarterly and focus on sharing information, learning from guest presenters and reflecting on theological issues. These elements help to reinforce our belief that healing of body, mind and spirit is rooted within the faith community and the healing power of God.

Next meeting:

Thursday, August 16, 2018, Miami Valley Hospital South, Education Center Conference Room, our speakers Cheryl Griffin LISW-S, Program Manager of Counseling and Community Services, and Elizabeth Edington, MSSW, LSW, Individual/Family Therapist, Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley will be presenting on Cultivating Well Being: Putting Stress into Perspective.

We will be looking at “Why Stress?” examining the causes and effects of stress. Then we “Take Charge” and explore strategies to minimize the negative effects of stress. Finally, we “Beat Stress” by reframing this experience and cultivate wisdom that protects us from the “stress mind”.

Registration is required. One Social Work CEU – approval pending. The Ohio Board of Nursing accepts social work contact hours for nursing license renewal. For information about continuing education credit and/or registration, please contact the Health Ministries Program at (937) 734-9452(937) 734-9452 or [email protected]