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Vision, Mission & History
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Mission

The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine is dedicated to engaging a global community of health professionals and health seekers in innovative education, training, leadership, interprofessional collaboration, research, and advocacy that embraces all global healing traditions, to promote the creation of health and the delivery of evidence-informed comprehensive, affordable, sustainable person-centered care.
 

Vision

We, too, have a dream.

Where healthcare is about health and available to all
Where prevention is our foundation and mechanical fixes are embraced when we need them
Where all healthcare providers work collaboratively to heal body, mind and spirit
Where sustainability is integrated into our culture, practice and training
We are the solution
Working together to establish a new paradigm of health care for humanity and the planet


History

The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM) emerged in 2013 as a solution to our growing health care crisis. The formation of the AIHM is a bold response to a call to action for change — to transform the way we think about health and health care. The Academy is home to a broadening international community of healthcare practitioners, health seekers, and advocates connected by a shared holistic philosophy of person-centered care. The AIHM community recognizes the link between our health and the state of the planet and deeply considers the social determinants of health and the quality of our relationships to ourselves and one another.
 
One irony of the integrative health care movement is that while there is an increasing abundance of integrative practitioners, they often operate separately from one another. Interprofessional communication, collaboration, education and team-based care are at the heart of the AIHM’s mission as we unite the many voices in integrative health and medicine to transform health care together.


What is Integrative Medicine?
Please visit the ABOIM website for a detailed definition of integrative medicine.