Course Overview

Integrative Health Strategies in Conventional Institutions

This presentation will discuss the creation and implementation of an Integrative Health department in a moderate-sized health care system.
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2021 Annual Conference

October 29-31, 2021

Required Lessons

1 lesson with video, quiz, and evaluation

Time to Complete

30 minutes

CME Eligible*

.5 credits
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Course Info
Course Faculty

What you will learn

 Course Summary

In this 30 minute presentation, Dr. Sudak will discuss the creation and implementation of an Integrative Health department in a moderate sized health care system along with lessons learned and key strategies for success.

 Course Objectives

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
  • Describe a modest growth model for integrative health in a conventional setting.
  • Discuss strategies that can promote a healing environment.
  • Delineate coding techniques that can help successfully generate revenue while also allowing enough time for a meaningful office encounter.
  • Describe clinical and non-clinical opportunities for integrative health departments that can enhance visibility and credibility to the department.
See course outline below for additional information.

This course includes:

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

Course Faculty

Nancy Sudak, MD, ABIHM, IFMCP


Dr. Nancy Sudak is the Chief Well - Being Officer and the Director of Integrative Health at Essentia Health. She was a founding Diplomate of the former American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine and its final executive director from 2010 - 2016. She was the founding CEO of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. She is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. Her work has included contributions to several textbooks, and she is a member of the editorial advisory board for Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal. She lives in Duluth with her husband of 31 years and has two grown children.


No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.

Accreditation and CME

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. For specific information regarding Bill 1195 and cultural and linguistic competency, please visit the
CME website.

*CME/CEU Credits

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this enduring materials for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All other healthcare professionals
 completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content, complete a quiz with a score of 75% or higher, and submit an evaluation. This course is CME-eligible ending on December 31, 2023. After this date, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.
The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.

Course Outline

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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. All required course activities must be completed to earn any eligible continuing education credit(s) and obtain a certificate of completion for this course.