Imagining a Broader Healing Mission for Health Care

Gary Cohen

October 15, 2014

EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing

In response to the growing need to address environmental issues related to health,EXPLORE: The Journal of Science & Healing is now publishing a new column on health and the environment written by Gary Cohen.

[From EXPLORE] We live on a sick planet. Just like a patient, the signs are all there. Our life support systems—the air, oceans, and land—are under siege by a global economy driven by our societal addictions to fossil fuels, toxic chemicals, and industrial agriculture. As these addictions cause widespread and disastrous collateral damage to our environment and our health, we need to rethink the mission and responsibility of our healthcare system in preserving the health of individuals, communities, and the environment...(Continue reading)


Gary Cohen has been a pioneer in the environmental health movement for thirty years. He is president and co-founder of Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth and he was instrumental in bringing together the NGOs and hospital systems that formed the Healthier Hospitals Initiative. The White House presented him with the Champion of Change Award for Climate Change and Public Health and the Huffington Post named him a Game Changer in Healthy Living.