Course Overview

The Future of Health Care: Salutogenic Science

Integrative Health seeks to transform our reactive disease-care system into a proactive health approach, acknowledging the gradual cultural shift and exploring how to co-create a salutogenic healthcare system for the future.
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2023 Annual Conference

October 6-8, 2023

Required Lessons

1 lesson with video, quiz, and evaluation

Time to Complete

40 minutes

CME Eligible*

.75 credit(s)

Detailed Course Info

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Course Description
Learning Objectives

Course Description

Integrative Health was born to bring a better understanding of how to bring proactive health to a reactive disease-care system. Changing culture is slow and hard, but it is happening! We will explore this momentum and what we need to do to co-create the salutogenic health care system of the future.


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. 
The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. 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 October 5, 2024. 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.

California Assembly Bill 1195 and 241

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 and 241, which require CME activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency & implicit bias. It is the intent of AB 1195 and AB 241 to encourage physicians and surgeons, CME providers in the State of California, and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population and reduce health disparities through appropriate professional development. Please see the CME website,, for AB 1195 and AB 241 resources.
For questions about CME credit, please contact us at 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.
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Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
  • Understand the financial incentives to bring a better balance between pathogenesis and salutogenic science in America's health care delivery system.
  • Learn pragmatic strategies of what salutogenic science will look like through reversing metabolic dysfunction.
  • Define the importance of inter-professional teams working together to solve complex problems and how this can bring meaning and joy to our work.

What's included in this course?

This course includes the following:
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  • Video Recording
  • Downloadable Audio
  • Speaker Handout(s)
  • Quiz
  • Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion
  • CME/CEUs

Course Outline

Meet Your Faculty

David Rakel, MD

Dr. Dave Rakel, Professor & Chair of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Wisconsin, has been a faculty member since 2001. Renowned for founding the Integrative Health Program, he received the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award for excellence in care. Committed to accessible medical communication, he authored 11 books, including the Textbook of Family Medicine and The Compassionate Connection. His team transformed care in over 50 Veterans Health Administration systems with the "Whole Health" model. As editor-in-chief of Practice Update, Rakel offers insights on primary medical care. His diverse background includes private practice in Idaho after family medicine residency in Colorado, followed by a fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona. A Baylor College of Medicine graduate, Rakel's mission is bridging health, human experience, and environment.


No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.