Adventist Health + Blue Zones

The Adventist Health + Blue Zones Solution


Why Adventist Health +Blue Zones?

Our mission–to live God’s love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope–is directly tied to our purpose, calling, and vision for the Well-Being Division. We know that higher well-being drives better performance, lower costs, and longer, better lives.  We searched for a world-leader to partner with us in bringing about measurable and sustainable solutions to improve individual, organizational and community well-being. 

By partnering with Blue Zones, we are able to gain ground in shifting the balance from healthcare–treating people once they are ill–to transformative well-being–changing the way communities live, work and play. Blue Zones widens our impact from only reaching our hospitals’ communities in four states, to a global mission practice.  

The Adventist Health + Blue Zones Solution

America leads the world in medical research and medical care, and for all we spend on health care, we should be the healthiest people on Earth. Yet on some of the most important indicators, like how long we live, are areas where we don’t even make the top 25. 

Our work with Blue Zones utilizes strategies for improving well-being by intentionally shifting investment in transformative well-being solutions. This is the Adventist Health + Blue Zones Solution. These strategies include: 


Adventist Health Associate Well-Being  

We know that we when feel better, we perform better. A healthy associate makes greater contributions, shows up to work more often, and reduces healthcare costs. We seek to empower every Adventist Health associate and their family to live longer, better lives. We do this by designing meaningful, innovative, and best-in-class associate well-being strategies 

Organizational Well-Being

Blue Zones Worksite and Campus Certification

Blue Zones is all about making the healthy choice, the easy choice. Research tells us that 20 percent of how long the average person lives is dictated by genes, while 80 percent is influenced by lifestyle and environment*. Bringing Blue Zones Worksite and Campus Certifications to every Adventist Health Worksite will influence behaviors through environmental changes that strengthen social ties, reshape spaces, and sharpen policies thus supporting healthy choices throughout our worksites. Together, we offer solutions for worksites to inspire associates to be happier and more productive.

*Danish Twin Study


Blue Zones Projects 

Just as making the healthy choice, the easy choice applies to our worksites, so does the same principle apply in our communities. Community well-being improvement initiatives are designed to incorporate this principle and many others into the transformative Blue Zones Community Projects framework. This framework will be given to every Adventist Health community to reinforce sustainable changes built in the environment, policies, schools, restaurants, grocery stores, faith-based communities and neighborhoods ultimately bringing well-being within reach of all citizens.

Community Benefit Solutions 

As a non-profit health system, we design solutions to help hospitals intentionally and strategically invest Community Benefit resources for greatest impact. Innovating the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and Community Health Plan processes drive measurable and sustainable improvement in social determinants of health and well-being. 

Signature Projects

Building from a hospitals Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) priorities, Signature Projects innovate scalable initiatives that measurably and sustainably improve individual, organizational and community well-being. These scalable initiatives intentionally prioritize opportunities that support vulnerable populations* and align with our measurement framework of the Well-Being of People, Well-Being of Places and Equity.

*Vulnerable populations include community members who are racial or ethnic minorities, children, elderly, socioeconomically disadvantaged, underinsured or those with certain medical conditions. Members of vulnerable populations often have health conditions that are exacerbated by unnecessarily inadequate healthcare. Source: PubMed

Curious what a Signature Project looks like?

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 Contact us below!

Shelly Trumbo

Adventist Health Well-Being Executive  

C: 707 295 0782 


Nick Buettner  

Vice President of Engagement  

C: 612 596 3609 


Katrina Worlund

Account Executive

C: 615-969-4105