In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Christina Joseph, a nurse, offers a blood pressure check to a patron of a morning street market, Tuesday, May 29. Joseph is part of Hope On Wheels, a mobile medical ministry that serves in markets on behalf of the Adventist Church. [photo: Ansel Oliver]
Adventists believe health and healing are a ministry. They advocate a holistic approach to health that involves physical, mental, social and spiritual wellbeing. Adventist health leaders believe in God’s restorative powers, the prevention of disease through simple lifestyle changes and the effectiveness of proven medical treatment and therapy.
The Adventist Church’s program to stop smoking was among the first
Adventist health leaders work to destigmatize mental health issues
Adventists partner with United States First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative to promote healthy, active lifestyles for kids
The Adventist Church is one of the Pan America Health Organization’s faith-based partners
Adventists believe every church is a center for health and healing