Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health
The Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health (the Consortium) is the organizational home for the major academic health centers and health systems in North America that have programs in 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, health-care professionals, and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing. The Consortium was founded in 1999 by 8 academic health centers including Duke University, Harvard University, Stanford University, University of California, San Francisco, University of Arizona, University of Maryland, University of Massachusetts, and the University of Minnesota. Now with over 75 institutional members, the Consortium continues to grow and represents thousands of scientists, educators, clinicians, and other health professionals who share an interest in the field of Integrative Medicine and Health. The Consortium’s mission is to advance evidence-based integrative medicine and health in research, curricula, and sustainable models of clinical care.