About

THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEXTUAL HEALTH

Our Vision

The Institute of Contextual Health (IOCH) envisions a world where the boundaries of traditional healthcare are transcended by personalized, science-based care. We are driven by a commitment to innovation and compassion, aspiring to transform health and well-being by setting new benchmarks in personalized care. Our aim is to ensure accessible, world-class services for all, underpinned by a steadfast dedication to advancing health equity across every community we serve.

Mission

At the Institute of Contextual Health (IOCH), we champion patients by addressing the biological, psychological, and social factors that impact health. Our mission is to reduce suffering from movement and pain-related issues through innovative tech solutions that enhance wellbeing and improve quality of life. 

Join us as we make health care match the real complexities of life, forging new paths and creating powerful collaborations to develop real-world solutions.

Advancing Science and Technology

IOCH is pioneering a transformative approach to human health, advancing the boundaries of scientific understanding. We shift the traditional paradigm by embracing a functional contextual perspective, exploring the interplay of historical and biopsychosocial factors, and processes of behavior change influencing well-being. Our research contributes to groundbreaking improvements in healthcare case management and care delivery, fostering a more responsive and individualized approach to health outcomes. Discover more about our innovative path through the groundbreaking science of the Human Rehabilitation Framework (HRF).

Educating Professionals and Individuals

We are dedicated to the translation and dissemination of knowledge to the broader community, providing a liberating perspective grounded in functional contextualism. As a working proof of concept, IOCH has developed the Human Rehabilitation Framework (HRF) as a first-generation vehicle for professional and individual education. We believe in empowering professionals with the knowledge and tools to embrace human complexity and contextual factors impacting human health through rigorous and comprehensive educational programming delivered through our Educational Program.

We also deliver personal development and health education programming to individuals through our Community Clinic. This platform provides invaluable education and insights that help individuals understand and take ownership of their health conditions, fostering a more informed and health-conscious society.

Exploring Human Performance

At IOCH, we recognize that human performance is a multifaceted process. Our studies delve into the myriad of factors that can optimize or inhibit human potential in professional, personal, athletic, and academic domains. Using the principles of functional contextualism, we identify key processes that lead to success and create interventions tailored to individual needs. This personalized approach empowers individuals to unlock their full potential and excel in their pursuits, reflecting our commitment to a more nuanced and compassionate understanding of human capability. 

Serving Society

As a nonprofit organization, we are driven by the desire to serve society’s best interests. Our research and educational initiatives are designed to enhance our collective understanding of contextual human health, wellness, and performance. By disseminating knowledge and insights, we seek to make a positive impact on individuals, communities, and global well-being.

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Join Us

We invite researchers, professionals, students, and advocates who share our passion for advancing contextual human health to join us in our endeavors. By collaborating and working together, we can build a future where every individual has the opportunity to thrive and lead a fulfilling life.