For over 150 years, Seventh-day Adventists around the world have sought to promote whole-person health through our health research, health promotion, hospitals, clinics, health retreats and health education in universities and colleges.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church places a strong emphasis on health and wellness, following Christ’s example of bringing health, healing and hope to our members, patients and communities. We believe that the body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, and that wellness can be enhanced by living within God’s will. The Adventist health emphasis is based on biblical revelation, the inspired writing of Ellen G. White (co-founder of the church) and on peer-reviewed scientific literature.
We believe in the value of human life and the beauty of an individual’s uniqueness. We are designed to thrive and the greatest gift we can give someone is to engage them in an active process of becoming aware and making positive choices to fulfil their potential and have an ‘abundant’ life. Our philosophy is to inspire and empower people to achieve whole-person health as defined through the 7 Dimensions of Wellness: emotional, physical, social, vocational, intellectual, environmental and spiritual.
Our key strategies are to:
- Be a leader in Lifestyle Medicine
- Become a trusted provider in personalised, individual and group health support programs
- Continue to be a leader in good nutrition and food choices
- Provide world-class healthcare
- Grow and empower our advocates and centres of influence