Cancer Free Economy Network Leadership Team 2015, Supply Cluster Co-Lead; Market Shift Node team 2016
In 2014, the Garfield Foundation announced the launch of a new Collaborative Network initiative in partnership with the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, Breast Cancer Fund, BlueGreen Alliance, Jenifer Altman Foundation, John Merck Fund, Marisla Foundation, and the New York Community Trust. As Garfield described the initiative: “Building upon the substantial work of their partners and many, many others who have advanced this field for over two decades, this initiative will use a systems approach to improving human health by:

• Seeking ways to wean our economy from dependence on chemicals and other environmental factors known and reasonably suspected to cause cancer and other chronic diseases; and
• Shifting investment towards products and processes that enhance health and well-being.

Over the next several years, collaborators will identify, align, and advance a set of complementary interventions and strategies to achieve its goals. These will include raising the public awareness of the compelling science of environmental health, and engaging citizens, scientists, advocates, foundations, progressive entrepreneurs, organized labor, and businesses in the process to effect significant and sustainable change that will improve health for all.”