Introduction

The Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization with a current membership of over 70 highly esteemed academic medical centers and affiliate institutions.

The mission of the Consortium is to advance the principles and practices of integrative healthcare within academic institutions. The Consortium provides its institutional membership with a community of support for its academic missions and a collective voice for influencing change.

As an organization we are committed to sharing information and ideas, meeting challenges together in a process grounded by the values of integrative medicine, supporting member institutions, and providing a national voice for the advancement of integrative principles. The Consortium recognizes the opportunity to affect the direction, assumptions and outcomes of healthcare. The involvement of strong academic institutions and their representatives allows us to provide a forum for those committed to the values of integrative medicine. The Consortium will provide the cohesion necessary to maximize individual institutional efforts, and also move the field forward in a way that no one institution is able.

Mission

Advance integrative medicine and health through academic institutions and health systems.

Vision

A transformed healthcare system promoting integrative medicine and health for all.

Goals

  • Support and mentor academic leaders, faculty, and students to advance integrative healthcare education, research, and clinical care.
  • Disseminate information on rigorous scientific research, educational curricula in integrative health and sustainable models for clinical care.
  • Inform health care policy.
  • Lead the effort to transform the health care system to one promoting integrative medicine and health for all.

Core Values

  • Evidence Informed
  • Leadership
  • Transformation
  • Integrity
  • Interprofessional
  • Community

Definition of Integrative Medicine and Health

Integrative medicine and health reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic and lifestyle approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.

Download the Consortium Fact Sheet 2019