Healthcare providers presented a cooking workshop for high school students from under-served communities as part of Commonweal’s Healing Kitchens Institute


Dear Commonweal Community,

We are pleased to offer you our Summer 2017 Commonweal News. In this edition, we feature some of the inspirational work our programs are doing in the fields of health and healing—both long-time programs that have evolved and grown over our 40-year history as well as new programs that are taking shape at Commonweal now, expanding the reach of our work.

In this edition, find out more about:

  • The deepening and expansion of our Commonweal Cancer Help Program work through Healing Circles that are forming around the country, our Bay Area Young Survivors (BAYS) retreats, and the Beyond Conventional Cancer Therapies project.
  • Three new healing programs: the Center for Dying and Living founded by BJ Miller, MD; the Foundation for Embodied Medicine, founded by Deborah Cohan, MD, MPH; and the Regenerative Design Institute’s Art of Vitality program founded by Anna O’Malley, MD, and James Stark.
  • Updates on the Healing Kitchens Institute (founded by Rebecca Katz and directed by Stefania Patinella) and the Resiliency Is Our Community initiative—a multi-generational gathering that is part of Commonweal’s Center for Creative Community.
    Updates from Commonweal’s Collaborative on Health and the Environment, with a new and vibrant director, Karen Wang, and The New School at Commonweal, celebrating a 10-year anniversary this year.

For more information about all of our programs, we invite you to visit our website.

We are deeply grateful for your interest and for the support of our community that allows us to do this work. If you have any comments or questions, please write us. We’d love to hear from you.

Kyra Epstein
Commonweal Communications