CABL is the acronym for Collegiate Advocates for Better Living, a student-lead ministry that is on SDA campuses of higher education. CABL is a ministry of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, and is a collaboration of Health Ministries, Young Adult Ministries, and Education Departments. The purpose of CABL is to engage college students in sharing Adventist health principles with their peers, leading to better health and school performance.
The student advocate also benefits by gaining leadership skills, practice in health education, and a greater sense of purpose. Students are enabled to make a constructive difference with peers and the surrounding campus communities.
CABL's goals are to involve students, faculty, staff, and the community of NAD colleges/universities in healthy choices and activities thereby effecting positive lifestyle changes.
Goals & Objectives
To involve students/faculty/employees and the community of the NAD college/university in healthy choices and activities thereby effecting positive lifestyle changes.
Activities are carried out by CABL student advocates and their teams to suit the specific needs of individual campuses.
CABL student advocates are eligible for a $1,000 yearly stipend for a CABL. The money is dispursed twice during the school year and after receiving a report from the student advocate (click here for requirements). If more than one student is serving as the advocate in a particular College or University, the funds will be divided equally between them.
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- CABL was instituted in the early 70’s by students at South Western Adventist University to promote healthy lifestyles on campuses and used as an in reach and outreach tool.
- Student leaders are either selected or elected (if elected it is often through the student association)
- The student leader may be under the chaplain or faculty members from a variety of campus departments, i.e., Wellness, Nursing, Physical Education, Outward Pursuits, etc.
- Stipends from the NAD are paid to the students and not to the overseeing department. This served as a payment for a portion of the work to lead, promote and organize health programs on the campuses.
- Monitoring & Accountability is carried out by a reporting system to the NAD Health Department, which includes completing and returning forms by particular deadlines, verifying required programming.
- CABL Student Advocates should attend the yearly (CABL, Campus Ministries and Student Missions) conference and report what programming occurred on the campus and to bring new ideas. If possible, the CABL leader for the next year should attend the conference, if only one student could attend.
- Input and training will be provided from the NAD Health Ministries Department personnel for aspects related to health. Student Advocates should try to attend the Health Summit if it occurs during their term of service.
- CABL has a focus health living and on temperance, therefore addictions awareness is listed as one of requirements.
To learn more about CABL, please contact the following individuals:
Paul H. Lehmann, MPH
Outward Pursuits Department
Angeline B. David, DrPH, MHS, RDN
Health Ministries Department
North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists