Course Overview

Integrative Health in Conventional Practice

This course provides valuable insights for healthcare professionals seeking to navigate and optimize the balance between integrative care and conventional practices.
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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

Non-CME Eligible*

0 credit(s)

Detailed Course Info

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Course Description
Learning Objectives

Course Description

Explore the integration of integrative health in conventional practice, focusing on the constraints, benefits, and financial considerations. Learn to identify key factors influencing the financial viability of integrative clinics and discuss clinician satisfiers, enhancing your ability to navigate and implement effective integrative health services within conventional healthcare systems. Ideal for healthcare professionals and administrators, this course equips you with the knowledge to optimize patient care and organizational success.


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 0 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:
  • Describe the constraints and benefits of offering integrative health in a conventional setting.
  • Define 3 factors that can significantly affect the financial viability of an integrative clinic.
  • Discuss 3 clinician satisfiers within a conventional integrative health model.

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

Nancy Sudak, MD

Dr. Nancy Sudak is the Chief Well-Being Officer and the Director of the Integrative Health Department at Essentia Health, where she and her operational dyad partner, Kathy Beeksma, have developed a sustainable insurance-based model that continues to grow to accommodate patient demand. She works collaboratively with the leadership at Essentia Health to facilitate the development of unit- and organizational-level strategies to prevent and address burnout among clinicians. Nan was both a founding Diplomate and executive director of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, which was sunset in 2016. She was the founding CEO of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine, which launched in 2015. She is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. Her work has included contributions to several textbooks, and journals and she is a member of the editorial advisory board for Integrative Medicine: A Clinician's Journal. She lives in Duluth with her husband, Jamie Harvie, and has two grown children.


No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.