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Belief as a Dimension of Health

Source: World Health Organization

April 7th is World Health Day. The World Health Organization defines health as the state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. We ask, what does health mean to you? 

We recognize that religion and spirituality impact how people physically, emotionally, and socially thrive. Faith and belief can shape how individuals and communities make decisions about their health care. The Health Care program’s Conscientious Care Conversations explore how people of different identities define and approach health and well-being. You can view all 7 Conscientious Care Conversations here