The Integrative Health Movement: How We Got Here, Where Are We Going
This course will look at examples of impactful organizing for change from members of diverse professions who are positively influencing the medical industry’s trajectory toward health, as well as openings and minefields for the movement in the emerging terrain.
Board Review Series
AIHM 2018 Annual Conference
Time to Complete
What you will learn
How we view our history shapes our identity. Over the past 50 years, many strains of activity across multiple healthcare stakeholders have converged and, at times, been consciously braided together to produce what many of like to call a “movement” for integrative health and medicine. Long-timers in the field concurrently express awe for how far we have come and exasperation that we have accomplished so little. In this session, we will examine the evolving landscape. We will look at examples of impactful organizing for change from members of diverse professions who are positively influencing the medical industry’s trajectory toward health. Is this a movement? If so, what are next steps? Might the “non-pharma first” message of the crisis in pain treatment leverage a shift in the nation’s therapeutic order for multiple conditions? Are new allies emerging? This session concludes with a look at openings and minefields for the movement in the emerging terrain. How we shape our history shapes our identity.By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
- Describe actions from multiple professions and stakeholders that have converged to create the integrative health movement
- Explain how working in collaboration and consortium has been instrumental in positive developments for the field’s efforts to create health
- Describe some changes in the medical industry that are creating opportunity and challenge
Certificate of Completion
Included in this course
John Weeks has worked in integrative health for 34 years as a chronicler, speaker, organizer, executive and consultant. In May 2016 he began serving as editor-in-chief of the field’s most enduring indexed journal, JACM (The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine), presently focused on paradigm, practice and policy advancing integrative health. He helped found and direct multi-stakeholder initiatives including the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health and the Integrative Health Policy Consortium. His Integrator Blog News & Reports and other writing have chronicled integrative policy and action for 25 years. Weeks has consulted on integration strategies with the NIH, AHA, WHO, PAHO, and multiple professional and academic organizations. He speaks widely on integrative topics. He attended Stanford University for three years, studying history. Four institutions have granted him honorary doctorates. He works from Seattle, Washington, and, when possible, Rincon, Puerto Rico.
The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content.
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.