A Bridge to Community

Strategic, Health-focused Community Engagement

DUO: A bridge to community building.  DUO equips and empowers communities for “true success” using sustainable, health-focused, outreach programs and activities that contribute to residents’, improved community health outcomes – Mind, Body, Spirit, and Socially!

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 Do Unto Others:


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.



Organizing Adventists and Other Faith Groups for Sustainable, High-Impact Outreach Programs & Activities


Community Health Mapping

Assist in conducting research to assess health risks, especially for under-served populations in targeted Community Engagement Zones (CEZ). A suite of programs and activities are recommended to address gaps in prevention and health education services.  Potential Stakeholder Partnerships are identified and pursued.

 Stakeholder Engagement

Governments, Agencies, Media, Philanthropies, Civic Organizations, Law Enforcement, Healthcare, Faith Groups, and Businesses vested in improving community health are identified.  DUO Affiliates nationwide are assisted in sourcing / securing stakeholder partners that help build their community’s capacity to provide Prevention-focused, Awareness-driven Education and Advocacy to achieve mutually-beneficial community health improvement goals and objectives.

Project Management

As DUO Affiliates and their Community Stakeholders partners prepare to launch research-driven, health education initiatives within their Community Engagement Zone – data capture, assessment, and evaluation tools are employed to track, monitor, and ultimately, innovate program elements to continuously improve community health outcomes as residents’ Health IQs increase.



NEXGen’s underlying premise is to create fluid platforms that support and foster health-focused, Youth/Young Adult Community Leadership. Health – Mind, Body, Spirit, and Community – is key to empowering Young Adults.  Every community’s future is linked to the trajectory of its young people.  Their destiny and future success lies in the hands of today’s community leaders. DUO NEXGen Networks Engage, Educate, Equip, and Empower (E4) Adventist/non-Adventist Youth and Young Adults to work interdependently with Community Stakeholders. Their well-informed advocacy will help to create, “a needs-driven, collaborative, vision for community health and well-being,” while carving out relevant roles that will help shift the local health paradigm – making HEALTH EQUITY a reality FOR ALL!



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? 




Do you have a love for community?  So do we.  Let’s talk.