Monarch, community partners to host care conference

Published 12:00 pm Saturday, January 25, 2020

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Local community leaders, industry professionals and community resource partners are invited to attend the one-day conference, “Healing our Neighborhood through Whole-Person Care,” from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Atrium Health Stanly in Magnolia Conference Center, 301 Yadkin St., Albemarle.

Monarch, in collaboration with Partners in Health, Atrium Health, Cardinal Innovations Healthcare, United Way of Stanly County, Stanly Community Christian Ministry, Inc., Esther House and the Mary and Martha Community Center for Women, will host “Healing our Neighborhood through Whole-Person Care.” The conference will focus on a basic understanding of healing, along with addressing critical issues facing the community including:

• Poverty

• Homelessness

• Mental health

• Physical health

• Substance use

• Spiritual health

• Nutrition

• Trauma

Whole-person care coordinates physical health, behavioral health and social services with the goal of improving a person’s quality of life.

Director of Integrated Care at Monarch’s Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC), Monique Lucas, BSN, RN, CCM, CCCTM, encourages community partners interested in being proactive within the community and championing public health topics critical to community success to consider attending.

“We are excited to offer this assembly of experts who can offer cutting-edge perspectives on whole-person health topics affecting all of us. Sharing insight into these issues and how we can use the new modalities of whole-person care will be the event’s focal point,” Lucas said.

Breakout sessions and focus groups exploring meditation, Tai Kwan Do and yoga will also be available.

To register for this free one-day conference, visit Eventbrite. Lunch will be provided to attendees at no cost. For questions, contact Laura Emery, Atrium Health, at 704-403-4742 or