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.
Commons Health Care
ISF is a founding member of the Commons Health Network. Distinct from our conventional health care delivery systems, a "commons" health care system is community driven (rather than hospital driven), focused on prevention (rather than treatment), employs local or bioregional knowledge and solutions, involves regenerative design and promotes integrative medical approaches. 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.