We like to say that “we build the plane as we fly it”. Community Well-Being is an ever-evolving body of work that requires us to roll up our sleeves and get dirty. As a system, our team is constantly testing and evaluating the best ways to develop community well-being. We’re coming at this work from all angles, and things are always changing. PEARLS helps us connect with each other to share important themes, updates, learning opportunities and inspiration from the system. 

PEARLS is an acronym and a structure for our monthly newsletter. In our newsletter you will find the following sections:

Ponder

Ponder ideas with us and share your perspective!

Evaluate

Evaluate and explore new tools, templates, and best practices chosen to help accelerate your Community Well-Being work. 

Anticipate

Anticipate upcoming webinars, events, tools and presentations designed to help us succeed in implementing community well-being.

Read

Check out our reading list! We often share books focused around leadership and strategy. 

Learn

Tune in with Shelly Trumbo, VP of Community Well-Being, as she shares the lessons she’s learned from our work, and challenges us to apply these lessons in our communities. See all posts here!

Spotlight

A rising tide lifts all boats. For us, the tide that continues to lift up this work are the Community Integration Leads across the system. We love to share what our colleagues are doing in their communities, to learn and get inspired.

Read Our Latest Blog Posts

Leading With Well-Being

Leading with Well-BeingA Candid Conversation with Melanie Cumbee, Associate Well-Being Administrative Director08Min ReadBy Shelly TrumboApril 29, 2021When Adventist Health established the Well-Being Division to expand beyond community well-being and include individual...

The Tension and the Bend

The Tension and the Bend07Min ReadBy Shelly Trumbo March 04, 2021"Leadership is not a responsibility – nobody has to lead. It’s a gift, shining silver, that reminds people huddled nearby why each shimmering moment matters… things change when you care enough to grab...

The Capacity to Lead

By: Shelly Trumbo 7 min read   This year I committed to the practice of blocking out at least 3-5 hours in my calendar every week to focus, to write – to think. And now, here I sit, at 7:00 am on a Wednesday – fingers hovered over a keyboard attempting to put...

To Lead or To Follow?

By: Shelly Trumbo 5 minute read 2020 has been a year we are not likely to forget for a long time. This year has brought devastating impacts—the coronavirus pandemic, record wildfires in our own backyard, nationwide protests for social justice, and a tense election...

Better Together

People ask us all the time, what are you doing? What have you done? How are you making an impact? Those are good and valid questions, and there’s another line of questioning that I think may be even more important but aren’t often on our radar. How is the community...