Our Mission, Vision, and DEIB Commitment
IFM is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.
IFM’s mission is to ensure the widespread adoption of functional medicine.
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, IFM has the ability and more importantly the responsibility to help patients rise from the ravages of chronic and infectious disease and to help optimize their innate capacities for healing, balance, and well-being. This critically important work is only possible through linking arms with others, embracing our common goals, and stepping forward together to ensure the greatest expression of health and well-being for all.