About Us

Our Mission, Vision, and DEIB Commitment

IFM is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.

Our Mission

IFM’s mission is to ensure the widespread adoption of functional medicine. 

Our Vision

We believe health and vitality are essential to the human spirit. IFM’s vision is to advance the highest expression of individual health. 



Our DEIB Commitment

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) affirms its commitment for a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive (DEI) future for the functional medicine and wellness field. Through creating a culture of belonging (B) for its team members, IFM will partner with others in our collective responsibility to help advance health equity for all patients, practitioners, and individuals worldwide.

At IFM, each human being is an important and valued member of our team. IFM is dedicated to nourishing an inclusive culture of respect and belonging–acknowledging and celebrating each team member’s unique identities, expressions, backgrounds, perspectives, and expertise. Through embracing our differences and fostering equity, IFM may serve the growing and diverse community of practitioners and patients. 

As the nonprofit leader in the field of functional medicine for more than 30 years, IFM has the ability and more importantly the responsibility to help patients take control of their health through a multi-faceted treatment path that addresses their unique physical, mental, and emotional needs. This critically important work is only possible through linking arms with others, embracing our common goals, and stepping forward together to advance the transformation of healthcare for patients and practitioners worldwide.