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Glossary
Creating health/health creation Creating health/health creation are terms used in the Design Principles for Healthcare Renewal (2001), in the vision of educators from 12-professions (2005) and of integrative health educators (2005) and recently echoed in 2013 by a Mayo Clinic innovations leader: "..we need to change the focus of the health care industry to creating health, not just producing health care.".


Decision makers Decision makers are those who make payment and inclusion decisions, and includes patients, practitioners, employers, government regulators, insurers, and executives of clinics, hospitals and health systems.


Integrative health and medicine movement Integrative health and medicine movement is the modern term for the systemic engagement of the patient and integrative practitioner interest in opening medicine to new choices, options and perspectives that embrace the values of integrative health.


Utility Utility speaks to the Center's core interest in providing practical tools and guidance for those decision makers who are on the ground making real-time choices and payment and inclusion.


Values of integrative health Values of integrative health center on whole person, patient-centered, inclusive and respectful team-based care that focuses on creating health and well-being.



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.