We exist to advance integrative and public health

The Franklin Health Research Foundation (FHRF) is the nonprofit arm of the Franklin School of Integrative Health Sciences, a fully authorized integrative health college dedicated to furthering the fields of aromatherapy and herbalism through evidence based education. The FHRF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity, Federal Identification Number (EIN): 83-4313029.

The Franklin Health Research Foundation exists to promote public health by advancing scientific knowledge of integrative health interventions and public health behaviors. This is accomplished by conducting original clinical research, interpreting and assessing existing health research, and disseminating findings about health related behaviors, actions, and options.

The specific objectives of the FHRF include:

  • to be a reliable source of public and integrative health related scientific evidence in the state of Tennessee, nationwide, and worldwide;
  • to prioritize and investigate health outcomes in pediatric, female, minority, and marginalized populations traditionally overlooked in health research;
  • to disseminate these findings through publication in scientific journals, presentation at health science conferences and conventions, and translation to lay knowledge to boost public health;
  • and to sponsor, host, and/or participate in events and activities that promote an evidence-based approach to integrative medicine.

The Franklin Health Research Foundation accomplishes this mission through support from the Franklin School of Integrative Health Sciences, individual contributions, corporate donations, and research grants.

Non-invasive and low-cost interventions have the potential to dramatically improve health on both a local and global scale–the key is research to identify what works, why, and how.

– Jessie Hawkins, PhD, Director