Upcoming Educational Courses

We invite you to imagine and formulate desires for a society different from the current one.


Dr Patch Adam’s Falling Back In Love With Care

Mar 21-Apr 26, 2023 | ‘Live’ Online Workshops

Hosted by Nobel Prize nominee Dr Patch Adams, these inspiring VIRTUAL workshops are designed to fit into any clinician’s schedule. Everyone is welcome to join these online workshops.

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Announcing Laughing Body: Art of Care in West Virginia!

August 20-27, 2023 | Hillsboro, WV

We invite you to spend a week dedicated to reflection, play, and rediscovering the joyful and creative potential of our body and of our inner Nature (our soul), while basking in the wonderful outdoors of the Gesundheit Institute in beautiful West Virginia.

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Upcoming Clown Trips

Formed in 2006, Gesundheit Global Outreach (GGO) encompasses clowning missions, humanitarian aid, building projects and community development around the world.


Clowning & Caring in Mexico!

March 12-19, 2023 | Mexico City, Mexico

Be part of the group of international clowns that together, with a group of local clowns and university students, will explore humanitarian clowning and humanitarian design, with daily clown visits to a variety of institutions, communities, streets, and daily design groups, workshops, lectures.

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Practice the Ideas

There are many ways you can get involved in realizing the Gesundheit! mission — contributing to the health of individuals, families, and communities with fun, friendship and the joy of service:

GIVE A DONATION Help build the Patch Adams Teaching Center and Clinic and provide a desirable model for health care. All contributions will go to the Gesundheit Institute and will be used exclusively for the capital campaign.

HOST A FUN-RAISING EVENT to take an active part in the campaign to build the Clinic and Teaching Center.

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR MAILING LIST for announcements of upcoming events and news.

Cant get away?

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Fun-raiser at Home

For the fun-deficient, or those that can’t get away, we offer some hints and ideas on how to host a Fun-Raiser with your friends! Smiles are contagious. Imagine you are an anti-depressant- being publicly happy and generous of spirit is a public-health action. Fun-raising, for a moment, lifts us a little above this troubled world.

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Upcoming Events!

Every so often Gesundheit helps sponsor & promote events around the world!


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