The Faith Community Nurse Network provides training and support to faith community nurses and other health professionals in Minnesota to lead evidence-based health promotion programming in their faith communities and other sites. Health promotion and disease prevention are at the core of faith community nursing practice.
These programs advance our mission by offering professional development and practice support to faith community nurses. We offer training, resources and materials needed for workshops, marketing and evaluation support, and compensation for the Stepping On falls prevention program, A Matter of Balance, Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance, and Living Well with Chronic Conditions, Living Well with Chronic Pain, and Living Well with Diabetes.
Please complete the form below if you are interested in working with the Faith Community Nurse Network to lead evidence-based workshops. An FCNNTC staff person will contact you with information on upcoming training and workshop opportunities.
Stepping On: Fall Prevention Program
Stepping On is a community-based, small-group program that empowers older adults to carry out health behaviors that reduce their risk of falls. Workshops meet for 2 hours, every week for 7 weeks. Local experts, Leaders, and other group members support one another to build balance, strength, and practical skills needed to avoid falling.
Living Well with Chronic Conditions
Living Well with Chronic Conditions (LWCC) empowers older adults who have chronic conditions – or their caregivers – to recognize and carry out health strategies that help them better manage everyday life. Workshops meet for 2 1/2 hours, every week for 6 weeks. LWCC is also known as the Chronic Disease Self Management Program.
Living Well with Chronic Pain
Chronic Pain Self-Management is a group class designed to help participants live a healthy life with chronic pain by managing their symptoms. This program teaches new strategies that will give participants the confidence, motivation, and skills needed to manage living with chronic pain. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.
Living Well with Diabetes
Living Well with Diabetes is designed to help people with type 2 diabetes learn how to live well through symptom management, dealing with stress, appropriate exercise, and more. Participants make weekly action plans, share experiences, and help each other solve problems.
A Matter of Balance: A Matter of Balance
A Matter of Balance is an 8-week group workshop that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels. MOB focuses on the psychological concepts of fear and self-efficacy, so may be better suited for older adults with limited mobility.
Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance
Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance® (TJQMBB) is a research-based balance training regimen designed for older adults at risk of falling and people with balance disorders. TJQMBB represents a significant paradigm shift in the application of Tai Ji Quan, moving the focus from its historical use as a martial art or recreational activity to propagating health by addressing common, but potentially debilitating, functional impairments/deficits.
Our evidence-based programs are supported by funding from the Live Well at Home grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services. This program is also funded under contract with the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging, Inc. as part of the Older Americans Act Program.