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Riding with a Mission

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 2nd Quarter 2022 On May 22, 2022, I and seven other cyclists embarked on our most challenging sports adventure ever, the “I Will Go” ride, 1,200 miles (1,900 km) from Washington D.C. to the General Conference Session in St. Louis, Missouri. But it was more than a sports ad…

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World Humanitarian Day (August 19 ).

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 2nd Quarter 2022 Humanitarian aid workers provide life – saving assistance to suffering people all over the world. Those workers who live in conflict zones or in areas devastated by natural disasters are especially vulnerable. Anyone and everyone can be a humanitarian, so read on to learn more about…

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World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (July 31).

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 2nd Quarter 2022 Many victims of human trafficking have experienced ignorance or misunderstanding in their attempts to get help. This year’s world day against trafficking in persons theme is “Victims’ Voices Lead the Way.” It highlights the importance of listening to and learning from survivors of human trafficking. This…

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International Youth Day (June 15).

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 2nd Quarter 2022 On this special youth day, the United Nations is focusing on Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages. The 2022 International Youth Day will also raise awareness of certain barriers to intergenerational solidarity, notably ageism, which impacts young and old persons and has detrimental effects…

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GC session posters and exhibits.

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 2nd Quarter 2022 The GC session offered a virtual exhibition experience to Adventists around the world , bringing unique insight into the global church. The resources there are still available in the Adventist collective, sharing an opportunity for members to connect with people and ministries from around the world,…

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No Health Without Mental Health!

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 1st Quarter 2022 Writing to his friend Gaius, John the Revelator writes the following: “Dear Friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well” (3 John verse 2). This well-known verse could be…

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World no Tobacco Day (May 31)

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 1st Quarter 2022 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. In 2022, the WHO announces its focus on World No Tobacco Day to be “Tobacco: Threat to our environment.”…

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World Health Day (April 7)

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 1st Quarter 2022 This year the World Health Organization (WHO) invites all to join a new campaign raising awareness about how the environment relates to health. Amid a pandemic, a polluted planet, increasing diseases like cancer, asthma, and heart disease, on World Health Day 2022, WHO will focus global…

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World Immunization Week (last week in April)

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 1st Quarter 2022 The ultimate goal of World Immunization Week is for more people–and their communities–to be protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. Go to https://bit.ly/38ehrcV for helpful videos and general evidence-based information on immunizations. Also, check the Global Campmeeting Covid-19 Resource page for reliable health information about vaccines presented by…

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COVID-19 Mental Health Initiative (MHI)

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 1st Quarter 2022 Share this 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 the mental health struggles in the aftermath of the pandemic. Explore free resources and make a difference by becoming a…

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O Come and Go, Ambassadors of Peace

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 4th Quarter 2021 As we come to the end of another year facing a pandemic, there is much to reflect upon. Many have experienced pain, loneliness, depression and even despair. On one hand, we have witnessed death of loved ones, loss of jobs, political strife, economic uncertainty, disagreement and…

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Mental Health Resources for Youth

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 4th Quarter 2021 The mental health of youth and young adults will remain a major issue that will last beyond the pandemic. As a result, the Unites States Surgeon General created an Advisory on ‘Protecting Youth Mental Health.” The Advisory provides recommendations for action by individuals and institutions, creating…

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COVID-19 Health Ministries Resource Page

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 4th Quarter 2021 Be informed and access resources at the General Conference Health Ministries (HM) department COVID-19 resource page. Find helpful articles that provide information and recommendations for prevention. You will find quality information about vaccination and videos that can be used as health minutes to assist in educating…

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Addictions and youth

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 4th Quarter 2021 Addictions and youth, produced a toolkit and guide to help adults [parents, health providers, teachers] frame the conversation around youth substance use. These tools equip youth-serving providers and organizations with the tools and resources necessary to support meaningful prevention messaging. In this toolkit you can access…

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World Cancer Day (February 4)

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 4th Quarter 2021 Cancer is among the top three leading causes of death in most Countries. Building on the success of last year’s highly popular “World Cancer Day 21 Days to Impact Challenges,” this year’s goal is to encourage people to commit to raising awareness about cancer and closing…

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Should We Take Conspiracy Theories Seriously?

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 3rd Quarter 2021 What is a conspiracy theory? The term is comprised of two words: “conspiracy” and “theory”. It is a theory about a proposed conspiracy – something two or more actors are claimed to have agreed to do, often in secret, that is unlawful or malevolent. The question…

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Youth Alive Mental Health Talks.

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 3rd Quarter 2021 We have launched a series called Youth Alive Mental Health Talks hosted by youth for youth. From depression, anxiety, and self-esteem, to relationships, faith and lifestyle choices, these talks are intergenerational conversations between youth and mental health experts about relevant issues related to mental health and…

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COVID-19 Health Ministries Resource Page.

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 3rd Quarter 2021 Is there a biblical theology that can be applied to immunizations? Is there any counsel by Ellen G White regarding vaccines? The COVID-19 outbreak and immunizations has been accompanied by an “infodemic”—an over-abundance of information, some accurate and some not—that makes it hard for people to…

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CELEBRATIONS Tracts and Videos.

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 3rd Quarter 2021 Download and share digital copies of the beautiful CELEBRATIONS health guides and videos. The 12 videos are available on YouTube for use in social media https://bit.ly/2Yg7cQZ. The health guides are available for western audience as well as contextualized for the South Asian audience. CELEBRATIONS power point…

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World Mental Health Awareness Day (October 10).

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 3rd Quarter 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on people’s mental health. Some groups, including health and other frontline workers, students, people living alone, and those with pre-existing mental health conditions, have been particularly affected. And services for mental, neurological and substance use disorders have been…

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