The Mississippi Conference of the United Methodist Church is
working with the University of Mississippi's Community Health Advocate training program (CHA) to train lay community health advocates for each Methodist church in the state. The lay community health advocates will become certified health screeners in their communities trained to accurately measure blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index. Individuals with medical backgrounds (from medical secretary to a physician) can also train to be community health advocate trainers.
Lee Burdine, the CHA program director for the Mississippi Conference is helping spread the word. <<Read More>>