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Commonweal News: Health and Healing Edition

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.
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New Cancer Prevention Website Live

The Environmental Working Group (EWG), in partnership with Commonweal, announces a new website dedicated to the prevention of cancer with up-to-date news, conversations, and resources for cancer prevention, treatment, and wellness.
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ISHI Goes Back to Medical School

Commonweal proudly says goodbye to one of our foundational programs, as the Institute for the Study of Health and Illness moves into the good hands of Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio.

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Arts and Healing Work

Commonweal has a long history as a center for art and healing. We have seen the value of the arts as a vehicle to and modality for self expression, inspiration, and healing. The connection between the two runs as a thread through many of our programs,…

Gift of Compassion

The Gift of Compassion focuses on under-served and under-resourced communities, integrating ancient practices with current conditions to help bring clarity and healing into the lives of both youth and adults. The program uses art as a portal to meditation…

Healing Circles

What is healing? We have explored this question throughout 30 years of facilitating the Commonweal Cancer Help Program, decades of work in The Institute for Health and Illness, and in the Healing Kitchens Institute and the Healing Yoga Foundation—all Commonweal programs. Healing Circles was born out of the desire to expand the circle of conversation to a larger group of patients and caregivers, serving more people and empowering others to serve as well.