Welcome to ISF!
ISF is a not-for-profit organization working to support and improve ecological health, through advocacy, research, consultation and education. ISF works to build, support and replicate models of success. Consistent with its ecological approach, ISF engages in campaigns which foster relationships and collaboration. ISF recognizes science and the arts as equally important in building a healthy, sustainable world.
ISF provides expertise on environmental toxins, health care design and healthy food systems and has presented and consulted internationally.
ISF is a founding member of the Commons Health Network which is working to implement and network place-based integrative models of health.
As we recognize, there are many parallels between the food and health movements. Each is anchored by a systems worldview, is connected by humanistic values, highlights the significance of place and identifies the importance of local decision making and empowerment. While both these movements are independently actualizing their interconnected movements into functional models, with a new lens we can see how closely these movements are aligned. In so doing, we can purposefully cross leverage approaches and thereby accelerate new model development for the collective benefit of individual, community and planetary health and well-being.
For more information and to join the network visit www.commonshealth.org. The Commons Health Network helped launch the Commons Health Hospital Challenge, a community clinician called to action on three key prevention initiatives.
Interconnectedness and Systems
Underlying all our work is an appreciation for and recognition of relationship. It is how change is made and provides the ability to think creatively about multi-benefit solutions. So, for example by working towards safer chemical policies, we can enhance the health of individuals, workers that make our goods, our environment and community. It draws on the science that links global chemical contamination throughout the web of life.