Key Theme: Health Care

American IndianEach of the many Native American nations has its own distinctive life-ways, although there are some widely-shared characteristics. most Native life-ways are primarily transmitted through oral traditions; they are oriented toward living in relation to a sp... Health – National Library Of Medicine
Informational site for and about the health of Native Peoples of the United States.
www.americanindianhealth.nlm.nih.gov/

Association of American Indian Physicians
Educational, scientific and charitable organization of American Indian physicians; their mission is to, “pursue excellence in Native AmericanEach of the many Native American nations has its own distinctive life-ways, although there are some widely-shared characteristics. most Native life-ways are primarily transmitted through oral traditions; they are oriented toward living in relation to a sp... healthcare by promoting education in the medical disciplines, honoring traditional healing principles and restoring the balance of mind, body, and spirit.”
www.aaip.org/

Interfaith Health Clinic
“A health care ministryMinister is a general term for a member of the clergy in the Christian church. The term has also come to use in other religious traditions to designate a member of the clergy (as in the Jodo Shinshu tradition and the Nation of Islam). in Knoxville, Tennessee providing affordable medical care, dental care, mental health counseling and prescription medications for the working uninsured.”
www.nterfaithhealthclinic.org/

Interfaith Health Program – The Carter Center
The Interfaith Health Program, based at Emory University, builds networks within and across health and faith systems, directed towards whole-person and whole-community health.
www.ihpnet.org/

Islamic Medical Association of North America
“The mission of IMANA is to provide a forum and resource for Muslim physicians and other health care professionals, to promote a greater awareness of Islamic medical ethics and values among Muslims and the community-at-large, to provide humanitarian and medical relief, and to be an advocate in health care policy.”
www.imana.org/

Islamic Relief
An international relief and developmental charity, which responds to disasters and emergencies, and “promotes sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities – regardless of race, religion or gender.”
www.islamic-relief.com/

Muslim Health Network (UK)
“The Muslim Health Network has been established to play a principle role in promoting, preserving, and protecting health and health education amongst Muslim Communities in the UK.” It works through providing information, support, news, advice and events, and by encouraging cooperation between voluntary organizations and health authorities.
www.muslimhealthnetwork.org/

NativeWeb – Health and Elder Resources
A section of Native Web, an international, non-profit, educational organization dedicated to information about indigenous peoplesEach of the many Native American nations has its own distinctive life-ways, although there are some widely-shared characteristics. most Native life-ways are primarily transmitted through oral traditions; they are oriented toward living in relation to a sp.... Includes various resources concerning health and elder care, with the subcategories of aging, AIDS, diabetes, elders, mental health, substance abuse, and traditional medicine.
www.nativeweb.org/resources/health_elder_resources/

Religious Beliefs and Practices Affecting Health Care
Religious Beliefs and Practices Affecting Health Care is a booklet designed by the University of Virginia Health System, intended for use by their staff.
www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/chaplaincy/interfaith.cfm#booklet

Religious Diversity News: Health & Hospitals
Our database of archived news articles searched by key theme
—Health/Healing/Hospitals: www.pluralism.org/news/key_theme/14

SikhWomen – Women’s Health
An advocacy organization for social change using SikhSikhs call their tradition the “Sikh Panth,” meaning the “community (panth) of the disciples of the Guru.” The tradition reveres a lineage of ten Gurus, beginning with Guru Nanak in the 16th century and coming to a clos. with the death of Guru Gob... principles, includes information on health, connections to spirituality, care of Sikh patients, disease prevention, sexuality, addiction, nutrition, and more.
http://www.sikhwomen.com/health/

Tzu Chi Foundation
A non-profit organization, founded in Taiwan, dedicated to, “charity, medicine, education, environmental protection, as well as the promotion of humanistic values and community volunteerism,” in Taiwan and worldwide.
http://www.us.tzuchi.org/us/en/

Zen Hospice Project
Based in San Francisco and with a foundation in Buddhist teachings and meditationMeditation is the disciplined practice of quieting and focusing the mind or cultivating the heart’s attention. Different meditation practices commend focusing attention on a word, a prayer, a form, or the breath as a way of practice. Meditation is commo..., “Zen Hospice Project (ZHP) provides a spectrum of collaborative services in end-of-life care, including residential hospice care, volunteer caregiver support, and public education events.”
http://www.zenhospice.org/