Programs

Natura Institute for Ecology and Medicine

How do we, precious natural human beings, reconnect with the living systems that restore us to health and wholeness? How can individuals and communities be empowered to take care of each other and themselves? How can we cultivate a healing ecology within the culture of medicine? What might western medicine learn from permaculture? What does it mean to “do no harm”? What healing alliances might be forged as we animate the healer archetype in this plantetary moment?

Collaborative on Health and the Environment

The Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) is an international partnership, founded in 2002 at Commonweal, committed to strengthening the scientific and public dialogue on environmental factors linked to chronic disease and disability. CHE acts as a catalyst for civil discourse and collaborative initiatives among researchers, health professionals, health-affected groups and others concerned with social and environmental impacts on human health. Through these relationships, CHE fosters systemic, multi-factorial, prevention-oriented actions in order to improve human health across the lifespan. CHE's partners include almost 5,000 individuals and organizations in 79 countries and all 50 states.

The Center for Creative Community

The Center for Creative Community (C3) at Commonweal explores the intersection of dialogue, cognition, creativity, and community. C3 seeks to deepen our exploration of complex issues in our world—issues that many Commonweal programs confront daily.

Posts

CHE: New Website, Systems Approach to Health

Commonweal's Collaborative on Health and the Environment launched its new, easy-to-navigate website this week. The site makes it easy to find science-based, up-to-date research and resources on toxics in the environment, and to join their more than 5,000 partners around the world working on a systems approach to health.

Depressed? Maybe It's in the Air

Commonweal's Collaborative on Health and the Environment recently hosted a call on air pollution and asthma. But more recently studies have found links to cardiovascular disease, diabetes/obesity, cognitive function, and mental illness.