Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine
What's Inside


CAHCIM Home

  Home > Members > Become a Member
 

Become a Member

The Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine currently offers two membership categories: 1) Academic Health Centers and 2) Affiliate Institutional Members

1) Guidelines for Membership: Academic Health Centers

Criteria for Eligibility:

Institutions who wish to be considered for membership in the Consortium must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Meet the criteria of an Academic Health Center
    • According to the Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC), an Academic Health Center consists of an allopathic or osteopathic medical school and at least one other health profession school or program and at least one affiliated or owned teaching hospital.  For consideration of Consortium membership, one of the schools (either the medical school or health professional school) may be a formally affiliated degree granting institution.
  • Have an established program in Integrative Medicine that includes ongoing work in at least two of the following three areas: research, education, and clinical activity.
  • Have the commitment of the Health Center in institutional movement in the field of Integrative Medicine, evidenced by expressed support of this institutional commitment from the senior leadership (Chancellor or Dean) of the Health Center.

Criteria for Application:

To be considered for membership, the institution will need to:

  • Fulfill the above criteria
  • Submit an application that will consist of:
    • A written request of participation by the Dean of the given institution.
    • Supporting documentation, including details of the institution's integrative medicine program and its ongoing efforts in at least two of the following: research, education, and clinical care. Supporting documentation should also address the institution’s commitment to movement in this field.
    • CAHCIM Application form

Application Process:

  • Applicants will apply through the office of the Chair of the Membership Committee.
  • Applications will be reviewed bi-annually. The Membership Chair should receive materials no later than May 1 and October 1.
  • Completed applications will be reviewed by the Membership Committee. Their recommendations and a summary of the application will then be forwarded to the Steering Committee for final decisions.
  • Applicants will be notified of final decisions in time to allow new members to attend the Steering Committee meeting in the spring and the annual meeting in the fall.

Expectations of Membership:

Member institutions will:

  • Continue to develop their integrative medicine initiatives.
  • Appoint a delegate to serve on its behalf as a member of the Steering Committee (Board of Directors), which includes attendance of teleconference and face-to-face meetings.
  • Assign representatives to participate in Consortium subcommittees (Clinical Care, Research, Education and/or Policy).
  • Participate actively in the Consortium's initiatives.

Membership Dues

  • The current annual membership fee is $2,500.

Please mail and e-mail application materials to:

Ms. Patty Wilder
Interim Executive Director
Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine
420 Delaware Street, S.E.
MMC 505
Minneapolis, MN  55455
e-mail: wilde217@umn.edu

2) Guidelines for Membership: Affiliate Institutional Membership 

Eligibility: hospital or health system, with active programs in integrative medicine in at least two out of three areas - clinical, education, or research.

A healthcare system is defined as a complex or network of facilities, organizations and trained personnel engaged in providing healthcare within a geographical area. A hospital or health care system is eligible for membership if it has documented affiliation agreements with a medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and/or actively participates in residency, fellowship, doctoral of post-doctoral professional training of health care professionals. Within the health system, there must be a focus on integrative medicine in two of three areas: education, research and/or clinical services.

Education: The educational focus would include professional coursework and/or clinical rotations in integrative medicine

Research: The research focus would include individuals engaged in systematic research investigation designed to contribute to the evidence base of integrative medicine, or who have collaborated with faculty from the Consortium and have publications contributing to the knowledge base of integrative medicine.

Clinical services: The clinical services focus would include prevention and treatment services for individuals, groups or communities that include the integration of conventional medical approaches of surgery and pharmacology with other forms of evidenced based complementary and alternative modalities

Benefits:
• Full participation in working groups
• Access to all education and research resources, legislative updates, blogs, etc.
• Attendance at annual meeting for three participants at no additional cost
• Attendance for additional participants at annual meeting for cost TBD (same as for AHC member institutions)
• Ability to advertise membership in CAHCIM in PR materials.

Criteria for application:

To be considered for affiliate membership, the institution will need to:

• Submit an application that will consist of:

o A written request of participation by the senior leadership (e.g. CEO, COO) of the given institution.
o Supporting documentation, including details of the institution's integrative medicine program and its ongoing efforts in at least two of the following: research, education, and clinical care. Supporting documentation should also address the institution's commitment to movement in this field.

Fee: $5,000 per year

Governance: Members in the Affiliate category will each have one representative on the Steering Committee to have a voice in CAHCIM governance. This representative will be invited to attend the Steering Committee meeting.

Questions and concerns may be directed to:

Ms. Patty Wilder
420 Delaware Street, S.E.
MMC 505
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-624-9166 or e-mail: wilde217@umn.edu
Fax: 612-626-5280

 


Feedback | Trouble seeing the text?


Last modified on August 15, 2013