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Up in Smoke

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 1st Quarter 2021 Many of our plans for 2020 went up in smoke because of an invisible aggressor: SARS-COV-2. This novel coronavirus has challenged just about every healthcare and public health system around the world. Depending on where you live, the impact on personal...

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COVID-19 Health Ministries Resource Page

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 1st Quarter 2021 The COVID-19 outbreak and response have been accompanied by an “infodemic, an over-abundance of information, some accurate and some not, that makes it hard for people to find trustworthy sources and reliable guidance when they need it. The General Conference Health...

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COVID-19 Mental Health Initiative (MHI)

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 1st Quarter 2021 This is an initiative supporting mental health among youth and young adults during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this COVID-19 Mental Health initiative we can counter isolation, loneliness and hopelessness by stimulating positive coping strategies and establishing appropriate support structures...

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World Health Day (April 7)

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 1st Quarter 2021 This year the World Health Organization (WHO) is inviting all to join a new campaign to build a fairer, healthier world. As the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted, some people are able to live healthier lives and have better access to health...

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World No Tobacco Day (May 31).

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 1st Quarter 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has led to millions of tobacco users saying they want to quit when they realize that smoking increases the risk of severe COVID-19 disease. This year’s campaign theme “Commit to Quit” focuses on helping provide resources for people...

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Religiosity and Health, Health Behaviors, Mental Health, Psychological Well-being Studies of Seventh-day Adventists

Download this publication February 2021 Alina Baltazar, Duane McBride, Gary Hopkins, Curt VanderWaal Purpose The purpose of this brief document is to provide research literature from health studies of Seventh-day Adventist populations. This is not meant to be comprehensive, but hopefully sufficient to assist in providing relevant references about studies...

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COVID-19 Vaccine – Hope or Hoax?

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 4th Quarter 2020 2020 has been a year unprecedented in our lifetime. So much has drastically changed. “Flattening the curve”, social distancing, masks and handwashing have become everyday language for all. COVID-19 has amplified isolation and loneliness, pointing to the need to stay connected...

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Adventist Health Ministries Leaders Page.

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 4th Quarter 2020 The General Conference Health Ministries (HM) department has launched a new website portal. In the new HM portal we are offering a page for HM leaders where resources and media can be accessed. If you are a HM leader for a...

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COVID-19 Mental Health Initiative (MHI).

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 4th Quarter 2020 An initiative supporting mental health among youth and young adults during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this COVID-19 Mental Health initiative we can counter isolation, loneliness and hopelessness by stimulating positive coping strategies and establishing appropriate support structures and initiatives...

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Adventist Church Official Statement on Immunizations.

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 4th Quarter 2020 Vaccines save millions of lives around the world every year by reducing transmission of infectious diseases that impact everyone, but specially the most vulnerable. The Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) church voted an official statement on immunizations some years ago that clarify the...

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