To serve the highest expression of individual health through the widespread adoption of Functional Medicine as the standard of care.
IFM is building a scalable and robust educational platform using innovative technologies and teaching methods that can be incorporated into medical school curriculums, residencies, fellowships, and continuing medical education. We are involved in efforts to develop research models that can appropriately evaluate whole-systems practices and treatment plans that involve individualized and diverse interventions. To achieve its educational and research goals, IFM plans to expand upon its existing collaborative efforts—involving leaders in academic medicine, private sector industry, insurers, and government agencies—to develop and implement pilot programs that can open doors for the integration of Functional Medicine into the nation’s healthcare system. Three “engines” will drive progress toward achieving the strategic objective of reversing the epidemic of chronic disease: Education, Research, and Collaboration.
We believe good health and vitality are essential to the human spirit.