Volume 19 Number 2 

Safary Wa-Mbaleka


That God May Know My Integrity
Ella Smith Simmons
Eyes That See and Ears That Hear: A Case
for Qualitative Research

Ella Smith Simmons 

Still a Teen, Already a Mother: Understanding the Teen Motherhood Phenomenon Through Photovoice 
Arceli H. Rosario, Maria Carmela Domocmat,
& Shorena Oniashvili

The Experience of Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education Teachers in Southern Leyte, Philippines 
Constantino G. Medilo, Jr.

Cellphone Addiction and Academic Stress Among University Students in Thailand 
Darrin Thomas

Shalom as Wholeness: A Biblical Basis for Meeting Global Health Needs in the 21st Century 
Ikechukwu Michael Oluikpe
& Sylvia T. Callender-Carter

A Wholeness Approach for the Adventist Health Message 
Cesar Augusto Galvez


Documenting and Assessing Learning in Informal
and Media-rich Environments

Evelyn R. Obo-Rayos
Make Learning Personal: The What, Who, WOW, Where and Why
Mak Chung Yin 

Developing Mentoring and Coaching Relationships in Early Care and Education: A Reflective Approach 
Marie Claire Mukamazimpaka

International Forum 
Vol. 19, No. 2
October 2016
Print ISSN : 0119-2000
Online ISSN : 2350-7497

A Wholeness Approach for the Adventist Health Message

Abstract. The message of the Adventist Church about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His soon return includes not only spiritual redemption but also physical and mental restoration of humankind through a healthy lifestyle. It appears that the dissemination of the Adventist Health Message (AHM) has so far been perceived as emphasizing only certain aspects, overlooking important others, and depending only on spreading knowledge while lacking contextualization to different realities. This article presents a wholeness framework to the AHM promotion by pointing to the AHM foundation, purposes, ample coverture, and ultimate goal, while also identifying both inadequate and effective methods to promote it, and the need to consider the local situation and resources of people who receive the health message.


Keywords: Adventist health message, wholeness, health promotion methods, health contextualization, Ellen White.


Cesar Augusto Galvez, DrPH, MTh
Chair & Professor,
Public Health Department
AIIAS Silang, Philippines
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