Mercy Faith and Health Partnership


Susan Carson, RN, FCN coordinates the Mercy Faith and Health Partnership, providing consultation, information, education, mentoring, and resources to faith communities in the greater Sacramento region.

We understand that faith communities are unique in their traditions, structure, size, needs and assets. That is why the Mercy Faith and Health Partnership offers program support in the following areas:

  • Tools and strategies for new health ministry program development
  • Consultation services
  • Presentations to faith community groups
  • Referral to hospital and community resources
  • Nursing continuing education
  • Professional roles and responsibilities
  • Spiritual care
  • Health topics
  • Faith community nursing support groups to help programs succeed and grow

Additional Resources

Also available through the Mercy Faith and Health Partnership are:

  • Health ministry information packets
  • FCN job description & evaluation samples
  • Congregational health survey samples
  • BP screening policy
  • AED program planning tool
  • Resource library: books, manuals, DVDs

Throughout the year, Mercy Faith & Health Partnership hosts events designed especially for representatives of local health ministries and faith community nurses. For a calendar of events, contact Susan Carson, RN, FCN at 916.851.2094 or Susan.Carson@dignityhealth.org.