Gesundheit Institute would like to welcome you to our new website! Please take some time to explore the new content and stay tuned over the next months as we continue to improve it. Thank you for your support!
The 2014 Belen Project was a great success with over 100 international clowns that joined. In case you didn't know, the Belen Project is a Collaborative Community Development Project for the Belen neighborhood in Iquitos, Peru.Read More!
Join us in Moscow & St. Petersburg for the 30th annual Russia Clown Tour to explore and exchange performance, community and culture in hospitals, orphanages, and nursing homes. No experience required!Read More!
The School for Designing a Society offers an 8-week session beginning Oct.1, 2014, in Urbana, Illinois. Participants are invited to imagine and formulate desires for a society different from the current one. Everyone is invited to participate!Read More!
Patch Adams is best known for his work as a medical doctor and a clown, but he is also a social activist who has devoted over 40 years of his life to changing America’s healthcare system. He believes that laughter, joy and creativity are an integral part of the healing process and, with the help of friends, he founded the Gesundheit Institute in 1971 in order to address all the problems of health care in one model.Learn More!
The Gesundheit Institute, a non-profit healthcare organization, is a project in holistic medical care based on the belief that one cannot separate the health of the individual from the health of the family, the community, the society, and the world. Our mission is to reframe and reclaim the concept of ‘hospital’.Learn More!
Formed in 2006, Gesundheit Global Outreach (GGO) encompasses humanitarian clowning missions and aid, educational programs, building projects and community development around the world. The goal of this work is the improvement of the health of individuals and communities in crisis from sickness, war, poverty and injustice.Learn More!
Gesundheit is a model designed to influence discussions of health care delivery systems around the world. As such, our mission is primarily educational and inspirational. Our hospital project delivers care in a context that models our ideal design, while our Teaching Center educates health care practitioners to create their ideal design. Through a variety of educational programming, our aim is to seed/design a variety of projects that move the healthcare delivery system away from the corporate-business context into models of compassion and service.Learn More!
Posted on June 20th, 2014
We love our patients and our patients love us. You don't sue someone you love. #patchadams #healthcare
Kids helping with drumming section of the clown parade in the Belen neighborhood of #iquitos, #peru.
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Belen Festival 2014 group shot! #festivaldebelen #iquitos #patchadams #peru
Posted on May 15th, 2014
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Posted on May 8th, 2014