Asset Mapping for Wesley Nurse Health Ministries™

Dan Duncan, with the Asset Based Community Development Institute at Northwestern University, has been working closely with MHM’s Wesley Nurse Health Ministries™ team to develop a new strategy for Wesley Nurses to utilize as part of a community assessment for their respective church sites. 

As MHM’s largest outreach program, Wesley Nurse Health Ministries™ serves 80 church sites throughout South Texas by providing Wesley Nurses to communities in need. Wesley Nurses work in partnership with other individuals and organizations committed to a health care outreach mission. The partnership of church, nurse, and community is the core of our holistic program, and allows us to serve the least served through education, health promotion, and facilitation of resources.

The inclusion of a formal Asset Based Community Development process will enable these efforts to be better leveraged in the communities we serve.