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April 11, 2014

From Google Alerts: Links to Integrative Medicine in Health Systems and Communities around the World-March 2014

This typically monthly Integrator feature reflects a quick capture of highlights from the multitude for links that flow in daily via Google Alerts for "integrative medicine," "complementary and alternative medicine" and "alternative medicine." While my focus is on integrative medicine in health systems, the later search term nets developments from around the world that I began to share for November 2013. Here are 15 selections related to hospitals and medical organization in integrative medicine and 8 from the community, for March 2013. Chose to not include information from around the world this time.

April 10, 2014

Second Edition Acclaimed Text to Support Interprofessional Teams Via Integrative Medicine and Health Published

[The following was sent as an April 10, 2014 press release from the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care (ACCAHC).] Nationwide, hospitals, health systems, medical homes, employers and insurers are increasingly opening their minds and work environments to the important contributions of complementary and integrative health and medicine practitioners in enhancing patient experience, improving population health and lowering costs.The second edition of an acclaimed resource guide for these explorations is now available: ACCAHC has released and updated an improved edition of its acclaimed Clinicians' and Educators' Desk Reference on the Licensed Complementary and Alternative Health Professions.

March 16, 2014

Integrative Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Health Round-up #77: March 2014

Policy
-Department of Defense report to Congress details military use of CAM therapies and practitioners
-NCMIC Foundation supports presence of licensed integrative practitioners in the nation's workforce debate
-Anti-discrimination petition filed at Change.org by expectant mother seeking a midwife; IHPC endorses, and KHN covers


Integrative Clinics

-An ND-LAc shares experience as a Medicaid-covered practitioner for Healthpoint FQHC
-Academic integrative centers in Ohio open doors to TCM
-Boise's St. Alphonsus Medical Center begins referral service for prenatal yoga therapy
-Manahan and Snider respond to article on the Secret Sauce and Positive Side-Effects Via Whole Person Integrative Medicine
Academic Integrative Medicine
-Bastyr teaching clinic ranks among the top among all Puget Sound primary care clinics
-Consortium publishes standards for competencies for integrative medicine fellowships
-Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine receives award from Tempe Chamber of Commerce
Professions and Organizations
-National acupuncture association and president Michael Jabbour taken to task in "AAAOM - Making Promises it Can't Keep"
-Holistic medical organizations AHMA and ABIHM link together in new Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine
-ACAM grants first physician membership and advisory position to chiropractor, CTCA's James Rosenberg, DC


-International College of Integrative Medicine offers $20,000 planning grant for a major chelation study
-Naturopathic profession's organ, Natural Medicine Journal, publishes special oncology issue
-From "drugless" to "drug-free" - American Chiropractic Association endorses position of Chiropractic Summit
-National, multidisciplinary certification for health coaches advances
Books
-Holistic nurse Lucia Thornton, BC-HN publishes Whole Person Caring
-Norton publishes Scott Shannon, DO's Mental Health for the Whole Child
People & Awards
-James Gordon, MD and Tieraona Lowdog, MD receive 2014 awards from the Integrative Healthcare Symposium
-Jerrilyn Cambron, DC, PhD elected president of the Massage Therapy Foundation
-American Botanical Council and American Herbal Products Association announce 2014 awards
-Payment expert Anthony Hamm, DC elected president of the American Chiropractic Association


March 2, 2014

Hooking Up: Don Berwick, Integrative Medicine and His Call for a Radical Shift to "Health Creation"

[This column was first published here at the Huffington Post.) The concept that the U.S. medical industry needs a radical shift away from profiting off disease toward a system that focuses on health creation is deeply imbedded in the movement for integrative health and medicine. Now the policy leader who is perhaps the most influential player in U.S. medicine over the last 20 years, Don Berwick, MD, is urging all leaders of hospitals and health systems for just such a "far more radical shift than we have imagine" toward a system organized toward "creating health" in the individual and communities served. More

February 15, 2014

Integrative Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Health Round-up #76: February 2014

Policy
-Shifting paradigms: Berwick urges "radical shift" in medical industry toward "creating health"
-White House responds to petitions from the acupuncture and naturopathic medicine communities
-Events to honor Senator Harkin: Samueli Institute and American Chiropractic Association
-Mark Guimond offers new resource on acupuncture legislation via National Policy Group
-Not yet "creating health" but "historic" Maryland plan shifts perverse payment incentives in hospitals
Research
-Employer-focused Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine publishes report showing cost savings from naturopathic care
-NCCAM's Briggs speaks of her agency's involvement in the "paradigm shift" toward pragmatic trials
Public Health
-Credit CVS Caremark: APHA calls on all drug stores to end cigarette sales
-Sommers reports on CAM/IM at the APHA meeting
-Massage groups publish group statement supporting the Entry-Level Analysis Project (ELAP)
Academic Medicine
-U Kansas and Cleveland Chiropractic College faculty meet in joint session on pain
-Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) receives Building Bridges of Integration award
- International group of medicinal plant researchers endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program
Opportunities
-Aurora Health Care has job openings for acupuncturists, chiropractors, and massage therapists
-Homeopathy accreditation group ACHENA call for commissioners
-U Kansas Medical Center opens applications to MD or DO for its eighth integrative medicine fellowship
People
-Kasra Pournadeali, ND takes over as president of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
-AHPA view - supplement critic Congressman Henry Waxman to not seek re-election


February 15, 2014

Secret Sauce and Positive Side Effects in Treatment Via Whole-Person Integrative Medicine

Those who grow up experiencing medicine and medical treatment as pharmaceuticals, diagnostic procedures, and surgery can have trouble with the idea of "positive side effects." Hard evidence is building to support these claims of "positive side effects." Group Health Research Institute senior research scientist Dan Cherkin, PhD, is a specialist in integrative health research. His team published their findings as: "Unanticipated benefits of CAM therapies for back pain." (This article was first written as an as-yet-to-be published column in the consumer magazine, Alternative Medicine. It was first published on the internet here at the Huffington Post.






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