salus-projectThe Salus Project is an art initiative that aims to highlight various aspects of wellness.

Founded by Dr. Cates and his wife, Nurse Anita Cates, the Salus Project was created for artists to express themselves in all five areas of wellness: spiritual, financial, physical, emotional and social.

Salus means wellness. Several times a year Dr Cates and Nurse Anita Cates devise and curate art shows based on different dimensions of Wellness and Health and they encourage young artists to participate.

The project was founded in summer 2011, out of a desire to provide a bridge between art/beauty and health/wellness. The Salus Project invites artists to create art to increase awareness and positive changes in the artist and the wider community.

The Salus Project has collaborated with several organizations and on many projects to highlight five dimensions of wellness, heart health, HIV/AIDS and diabetes.

“These initiatives are all interconnected to our core values of health and wellness,” said Dr. Cates. “We want to provide as many different opportunities for The Bahamas to become aware of and engage in meaningful conversation that will result in positive behavioral changes of a healthy Bahamas.”