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Building a Health Ministry

Developing a Health Ministry
Resources for Spiritual Care and Healthcare Professionals


Carle Resources

Browse the conditions listing on for patient education related to symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and managing risk.

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Mobile Health Clinic
The Carle Mobile Health Clinic brings affordable, non-urgent medical services to neighborhoods around Champaign-Urbana. Our 40-foot, wheelchair-friendly mobile medical clinic offers infants, children and adults full-service medical care to make sure families stay healthy. Practitioners have experience in pediatrics, family medicine, and women’s health and pregnancy.

Learn more about the Carle Mobile Health Clinic or request it for your event.

Advance Care Planning
Advance care planning assures your wishes are understood and communicated to healthcare professionals and your loved ones even when you aren't able to speak for yourself. Carle’s trained facilitators follow the Respecting Choices® program to assist patients in making informed decisions about future healthcare needs.

Learn how to get started with advance care planning.

Vial of Life
The Vial of Life is designed to help emergency personnel provide the best possible care and quickest response time. The Vial of Life is a container that holds important medical information such as a list of medications, allergies, special needs and advance directives. Anyone can benefit from Vial of Life, but it’s especially helpful for seniors, people who live alone and those with a chronic illness. It’s a simple program that can save your life. 

To request a Vial of Life, call (217) 365-5495 or email

Support Groups
A variety of support groups are available for patients and caregivers to provide emotional support and encourage sharing of experiences between attendees.

Find virtual and in-person support groups.



Health and Wellness Resources

The Center for Faith and Community Health Transformation
Influenza Prevention 
Flyers for Health Ministry



Westberg Institute
Spiritual Care Association
Health Ministries Association
Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
National Disaster Interfaiths Network
211, a service of United Way Worldwide

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