Course overview

Integrative Health and Public Health: Building Capacity and Collaboration

In this course, the shared foci of Public and Integrative Health approaches are described to identify opportunities for collaboration and promoting physical activity which lead to improved societal health and wellbeing.

Bess Marcus, PhD

 Board Review Series

AIHM 2016 Annual Conference

 Required Lessons


 Time to Complete

45 minutes

 Non-CME Eligible*

0 Credits 

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • Dr. Marcus will discuss the crucial ways that Public Health and Integrative Health overlap. Taken together, these two approaches promote evidence-based programs, chronic disease prevention, and interventions that address the behavioral and social determinants of health. This presentation will discuss the many unique and important opportunities and collaborations between Integrative and Public Health, leading us forward to improved societal health and wellbeing
    By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

    • Identify the most pressing Public Health concerns of 2016.
    • Describe the shared foci of Public Health and Integrative Medicine, and how the two approaches can benefit each other.
    • Explain the efficacy of physical activity toward improving individual and population health and well-being.

Course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • 1 Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion

Included in this course

Course Faculty

Bess Marcus, PhD

About bess
For more than 25 years, Dr. Marcus has directed research aimed at promoting exercise adherence and understanding the acquisition and maintenance of exercise behavior, and has published more than 200 articles on this topic. Dr. Marcus developed and validated assessments for understanding the stages and processes of exercise behavior change, and has also developed interventions to promote moderate-intensity physical activity in community, workplace, and primary care settings. She has participated in the American Heart Association, American College of Sports Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Institutes of Health panels which have created the recommendations on the quantity and intensity of physical activity necessary for health benefits.

*CME/CEU Credits

The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content. 

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This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity.