MISSION & VISION
The Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health is supported by membership dues and grants from philanthropic partners including sustained support from The Bravewell Collaborative for over a decade. Our membership currently includes over 75 highly esteemed academic medical centers, nursing schools, and health systems.
The mission of the Academic 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. Our mission is accomplished through:
- Supporting and mentoring academic leaders, faculty, and students to advance integrative healthcare education, research, and clinical care.
- Disseminating information on rigorous scientific research, educational curricula in integrative health, and sustainable models of clinical care.
- Informing health care policy.
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 Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health 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 Academic 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.
Advance integrative medicine and health through academic institutions and health systems.
A transformed healthcare system promoting integrative medicine and health for all.
- Evidence Informed
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.