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  • Educate the public with innovative approaches, assessments and therapies to health and wellness that treat and balance regulatory systems within the body, treating people rather than the symptoms of disease;
  • Propagate a culture of health based on knowledge, accessibility and equity;
  • Promote access to this care through financial assistance, with efforts to transform healthcare insurance coverage in the future;
  • With leading practitioners in the field of biological medicine, we support the development and instruction of professional certifications, ongoing research and dissemination of knowledge;
  • Serve as the fiscal sponsor for our Greenhouse Initiatives which further expand our vision of community health, environmental resilience and social justice.


The Biological Medicine Programs – the BioMed Network and our Certification Program – are pioneering the movement to bring biological medicine into the mainstream. Biological medicine focuses on the process and not the disease. It provides the best understanding of the principles and causes of disease by identifying the process and root cause by which the body reacts to chemical, physical, or emotional stress.

Grow Education focuses on educating the community and engaging underserved populations with a goal of a healthier Southcoast. From local farms and our school-based community gardens to nutritional awareness and educational outreach in school cafeterias and in the community, these programs work to inspire and influence greater quality health throughout the region.

Formally known as the Southeastern MA Food Security Network, the Southcoast Food Policy Council‘s mission is to connect, convene, and advocate for local food producers, consumers, and community leaders who seek policy and systems that strengthen our regional food system, improve community health, and eliminate                                           food insecurity.

The Connector Series brings thought leaders from around the world to the south coast of Massachusetts to help share ideas and connect with audiences who have a thirst for knowledge and a passion for positive change. To increase the impact of these cultural and educational events, we frequently collaborate with like-minded organizations to engage and inspire new audiences with innovative events that encourage dialogue and interaction with the speaker and with one another.

The Marion Institute also functions as a fiscal sponsor for a range of smaller organizations–Greenhouse Initiatives–who are working toward their charitable certification or are in need of administrative support and guidance.

“The Marion Institute provides support and insight to emerging initiatives that make a profound difference in the world. Their work does not show up at the head of the parade, but it is often the reason there is a parade at all.”

-Paul Hawken, environmentalist, entrepreneur, author


The curved lines (symbolizing movements, infinity and the flow of life-giving water) that were formally below the circle (which represented the whole, whose power is increased as the group expands) have now combined, intermingling into the ever-revolving, dynamic torus.

The toroidal shape depicted in the new logo symbolizes the continuous flow of energy and the multidimensional nature of the universe. Thus the energy of a torus is continually refreshing itself, continually influencing itself. Just as torus can represent the multi-dimensional self, biological medicine is a multi-dimensional approach to health care.

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