Do Unto Others:
OUR VISION & MISSION
Community n. ~ a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.
DUO serves as a bridge to sustainable, health-focused outreach and inter-church, member-driven /Community Stakeholder collaboration. Alliances that translate the core tenets of Christ’s ministry – Do Unto Others – into actionable steps to address health disparities and lifestyle diseases ravaging. Steps for training and equipping Seventh-day Adventists, as well as members of other Faith Groups and Community Health-Interested Stakeholders (CHIS), especially Youth/Young Adults – to take ACTION! Community residents are trained to enter their community with practical, evidence-based, data-driven solutions designed to “organically” improve health outcomes for residents by leveraging peer-to-peer education and the power of authentic partnerships with goal-oriented, Community Stakeholders.
MORE THAN A CENTURY OF HEALTH EDUCATION:
A HISTORY OF COMMUNITY HEALTH
With over 175 years of lifestyle-health education and research leadership, Seventh-day Adventists are positioned to set the pace in nutrition and health innovation in North America… and globally. Adventists are known for innovation in the manufacture of breakfast and health foods (i. e., Kelloggs Corn Flakes (1894) and Post Cereals Postum & Toasties, 1897) and have served as stewards of preventative lifestyle practices ever since.
The Adventist Health Study I and II are a series of long-term medical research projects of Loma Linda University with the intent to measure the link between lifestyle, diet, disease and mortality. These studies point to, “the Eight Principles of Health” practiced by many Seventh-day Adventists as playing a signifcant role in making a community of Adventists in Southern California, the only Blue Zone in North America. These Blue Zone residents live as much as 10 years longer than the general population. What implications does this research and the legacy of Adventist Health Reform have for your community, your organization, your family, your future?
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Do you have a love for community? So do we. Let’s talk.