Interfaith Health Care Association of Manitoba

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.

Members

Recent News

Connections April 2018 Newsletter
April 9, 2018

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
EDUCATION FORMATION DEVELOPMENT FUND OPPORTUNITIES
April 6, 2018

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

Manitoba's Health Information and Knowledge Network (MHIKNET)
April 2, 2018
Manitoba Government Releases Background Information From Health System Sustainability and
December 5, 2017

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 Launches Connections Newsletter
November 1, 2017

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

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