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About Us
Our Strategy The Center is a catalyst for creating an inclusive community around the values of integrative health. Through our web portal, members of this community can share supportive evidence and collaborate on best practices.
  • We ADVOCATE for a health system that creates health by preparing individuals to be leaders in fostering the values, practices and disciplines associated with integrative health and medicine.
  • We CONVENE forums for exploring common issues and facilitate the sharing of 'found wisdom'.
  • We EDUCATE by exposing stakeholders to current thought leaders in the field, and by aggregating and disseminating practical information on how to 'do' integration in health care.
Governance The Center for Optimal Integration is the priority strategic initiative of the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health (ACIH) (formerly the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care). The executive director for ACIH provides overall direction for the Center's development and operations, and reports to the ACIH Board of Directors. Center staff (listed below) report to the Center director, and benefit from input from ACIH's Council of Advisers as well as advice from the Center's own Project Advisory Teams.


Our Staff Project Advisory Teams Investors All of the Center's work is in partnership with our philanthropic investors listed on this page.

We thank Barb Reece, RN, BS for her early guidance of Center development.

Center for Optimal Integration
Convene

We CONVENE forums for exploring common issues and facilitate the sharing of 'found wisdom'.

Center for Optimal Integration: Glossary
Advocate

We ADVOCATE for a health system that creates health by preparing individuals to be leaders in fostering the values, practices and disciplines associated with integrative health and medicine.

Center for Optimal Integration: Glossary
Educate

We EDUCATE by exposing stakeholders to current thought leaders in the field, and by aggregating and disseminating practical information on how to 'do' integration in health care.