Focus for Health was born out of Barry and Dolly Segal’s desire to put an end to the needless harm of children caused by damaging environmental factors. It all started with a plane ride when Barry sat next to a woman with a severely autistic son and they began talking about the young boy’s poor health. Over the next few months, similar stories of sick children led Barry to realize there is a vulnerable population who is more likely to suffer from chronic illness due to environmental assaults.
Focus for Health is committed to decreasing the rising trend of both autism and chronic illness triggered by negative environmental influences. FFH believes that lack of transparency in both profit-driven corporations and governmental regulatory agencies have reduced the public’s capacity to make the informed, educated decisions necessary for optimal health. FFH supports all efforts which empower individuals to ask questions and do their research before making any decisions about which foods, products, or procedures they allow, especially for the “vulnerable child.”
The Focus for Health Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that every individual has access to the information necessary to make optimal health decisions for themselves and their families.
The mission of the Focus for Health Foundation (FFH) is to promote advocacy, education, and research to combat the rise of chronic illness occurring around the world. We support efforts that increase public awareness of the connection between hazardous environmental exposures and the immune system, and address how social determinants of health and inequality within populations create vulnerability to disease.
Goals Pursued with integrity, transparency, and urgency
- Education FFH strives to educate the public, medical professionals, and government of the connection between harmful environmental exposures and chronic illness, as well as how to minimize exposures and maximize health. In doing so, FFH supports the right of every individual to make educated health decisions based on informed consent.
- Collaboration FFH is committed to fostering collaborations with scientists, medical professionals, government, and the public on initiatives aimed at reducing the incidence of autism and chronic illness. We also work with partners who seek to ensure all health recommendations are driven by safety, efficacy, and public benefit.
- Research FFH encourages innovative research focused on improving public health, specifically in underserved communities. This includes investigation into scientific misconduct by government, industry, and academic institutions that negatively impacts the health of vulnerable populations.