The Citizens for Health Institute offers an academic and Congressional advisory rooted in the missions and goals of Citizens for Health and its constituency. We strive to provide meaningful and thought-provoking whitepapers and reports to members of Congress, Federal Agencies, and the grassroots support base of Citizens for Health.
We are funded through various programs such as whitepaper sponsorships, Fellows program, and events. Our mission is simple, to advise and educate stakeholders by introducing them to the values set for by Citizens for Health and its constituents. We offer a congressional, federal, and academic extension of the following principles:
“We, at Citizens for Health (CFH), believe that sound health is the vital foundation of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and is itself a fundamental human right. We agree with the World Health Organization’s definition of health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity;” and think “spiritual” should also be added to the list.
We believe that citizen-consumer access to natural health choices — choices other than therapeutic drugs, surgery, and radiation — offer significant opportunities to maintain sound health. Both distinct from and integrated into current practices, natural health therapies can reduce costs and virtually eliminate dangerous, expensive side effects. In short, natural health choices support healthy citizens and a healthy economy. As Winston Churchill famously said, “Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have”.
From organic foods free of pesticides and GMO’s to the removal of toxic chemicals from children’s toys; from continued access to dietary supplements to home birth, acupuncture and naturopathy; we want more value placed on holistic healing modalities that offer American families options in how to prevent and treat illness.
We are also seeking to inspire dialogue about aspects of the dominant culture that pose threats to our well-being, such as over-vaccinating our children, eating meat from cloned animals, using mercury dental fillings, and fluoridation of our water supplies with hydrofluosilicic acid.
The CFH Mission has many diverse constituents. Our fundamental intention is to bring these constituents together, increase our numbers, and make our collective voices louder than ever — politically, economically, and culturally. In summary, we intend to create a seat at the table in the national health care policy debate for the natural health constituencies. With more than half of all Americans using natural medicine, our movement is gaining momentum.
Let’s not be limited in our thinking about how to stay healthy as individuals, as a society, and as a planet.
The natural health freedom movement exists because of people like you. Thank you.”