WHAT IS SELF-CARE
Self-care is the ability of individuals, families and communities to promote health,
prevent disease, maintain health, and cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a
healthcare provider – World Health Organization.
INTERNATIONAL SELF-CARE FOUNDATION
The International Self-Care Foundation, or ISF is a member of the ACA Certification
Consortium and the International Certification Standards Board. ISF is an independent non-profit international
organization, is committed to promoting the concept of self-care worldwide and behavior, by improving the
public's nutrition knowledge, psychological knowledge and self-care consciousness and self health management
capabilities, to maintain the physical and mental health, prevent and reduce the occurrence of chronic
noncommunicable diseases, promote people through positive and healthy lifestyle to prevent disease and high
quality of life, reduce the burden of national and public health expenditure, promote health, psychological
development and nutrition industry.