Welcome to IHCAM
The Interfaith Health Care Association of Manitoba (IHCAM) is a voluntary non-profit provincial association created in 1995 and comprised of health and social care organizations that are owned and operated by nine faith groups; Baptist, Catholic, Jewish, Lutheran, Mennonite , Pentecostal, Salvation Army, Seventh-Day Adventist and United. IHCAM advocates on behalf of its membership the value of faith-based health care and governance.
IHCAM’smember organizations represent over 13% of Manitoba’s health care budget employing over 10,000 staff and attracting over 2000 community volunteers.
Value of Faith-based Healthcare
The Interfaith Healthcare Association of Manitoba is seeking a writer to describe and promote the importance of faith-based not-for-profit self-governed health care in Manitoba. Elements would include linking the rich history of faith-based institutions to current contributions, reinforcing their strengths including value in service, volunteerism, fundraising, and identifying and responding to unmet needs, among others.
Targeted markets include government officials, partners, patients, clients, family members, and the public. End users will include governance boards, senior leaders, and brand ambassadors (physicians and staff) of faith-based organizations.
A sub-committee appointed to undertake this work is currently interviewing candidates to assist with writing the material for this initiative and should have someone selected before April 15th. Over the next fiew months we anticipate putting together a tool kit for the targeted audiences IHCAM would like to address.
- Bethania Mennonite PCH
- Calvary Place
- Catholic Health Corporation of Manitoba
- Centre de Santé Saint-Boniface
- Centre Youville Centre
- Dinsdale PCH.
- Donwood Manor PCH
- Eden Health Care Services
- Fred Douglas Society
- Golden West Centennial Lodge
- Holy Family Home
- Hôpital St. Boniface Hospital
- Luther Home
- Meadowood Manor
- Menno Home for the Aged
- Misericordia Health Centre
- Park Manor Care Inc.
- Pembina Place Mennonite PCH
- Rest Haven
- St. Amant
- St. Joseph's Residence Inc.
- Ste. Rose General Hospital
- Salem Home Inc.
- Sara Riel Inc.
- Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre
- Tabor Home
- Villa Youville
- West Park Manor PCH
- Winnipeg Mennonite Seniors Care Inc.
- Winnipegosis & District Health Centre
Check out this issue of Connections. Highlights include:
- Manitoba Multifaith Council's Spiritual Health Committee's Activities
- Provincial Spiritual Health Care Steering Committee Final Submission
- Spotlight on Winnipeg Mennonite Seniors Care Inc & HavenGroup
- Formation Grant Call for submissions
- Feature Article: Does Prayer Really Heal?
- Upcoming conferences and events
IHCAM is pleased to offer its membership with opportunities for formation and education. While some educational opportunities have been planned over the next year, the Board of Directors decided to create a Fund to provide opportunities for individuals or organizations that have limited budgets to participate in educational or formation workshops / conferences.
Please click on this link to access the Fund Guidelines.
A Frequently Asked Questions document can be seen here
ON-LINE EDUCATIONAL SERIES
This 5-part educational series is designed to train health professionals to integrate spirituality into patient care as part of the practice of "whole person" medicine. Health professionals, regardless of specialty, are encouraged to watch all five videos (even though the first three videos are designed for physicians). The first video is an overview and summary of the series [transcript]. The second video focuses on past research linking religion/spirituality to mental, social, behavioral, and physical health, which forms the rationale for this approach [transcript]. The third video examines in detail "how to" integrate spirituality into patient care in a way that minimizes physician time and utilizes a team approach [transcript]. The fourth video is designed for nurses and practice managers and focuses on the spiritual care coordinator, who orchestrates the addressing of patients' spiritual needs [transcript]. The fifth video is designed for the entire spiritual care team and describes how team members work together to accomplish the common goal of practicing whole person care, with a focus on the role of the chaplain and the social worker [transcript].
Pastoral Care Assessment Tool
Pronounced "my net", MHKINET is Manitoba's Health Information and Knowledge Network and is a service provided by the University of Manitoba's Health Sciences Libraries to staff of Manitoba Health,
Seniors & Active Living, staff of participating Regional Health Authorities, and fee-for-service physicians in Manitoba.
The Manitoba government is releasing significant portions of the KPMG Health System Sustainability and Innovation Review (HSIR) including sections containing recommendations implemented and underway as part of the initial stages of the province’s health system transformation, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today. To view the full press release, click HERE.
IHCAM is pleased to publish its first Connections Newsletter to provide its members and the public with pertinent information, activities and upcoming events that are occuring throughout the province of Manitoba.
Click here to read the November issue of Connections