ACIH 
COUNCIL

ACIH

COUNCIL

The Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health (ACIH) merged with Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM) in 2021 and remains intact as business unit within AIHM. The ACIH Council is involved in and supports a wide range of activities and projects in the areas of education, clinical care, and research that contribute to transforming our health care system to one that emphasizes the importance of creating health and well-being.

COUNCIL CORE

MEMBERSHIP

Our core Organizational Membership consists of councils of colleges and schools, accrediting agencies, and certification and testing organizations associated with the five licensed integrative health and medicine professions that have a federally recognized accrediting agency. These are:

Acupuncture & East Asian Medicine

Chiropractic

Direct Entry (Home Birth) Midwifery

Massage Therapy

Naturopathic Medicine

Our membership also includes organizations representing Traditional World Medicines and Emerging Professions that are engaging the self-regulatory challenges that help protect the health of the public. Individual programs, schools and universities accredited by federally recognized accrediting agency for their profession are also eligible for membership.

ACIH

VOTING COUNCIL

Dale Healey, DC, PhD, ACIH Chair

Steffany Moonaz, PhD C-IAYT, ACIH Secretary

ACIH TWM/EP Members Representative

JoAnn Yanez, ND, MPH, CAE, ACIH Immediate-Past Chair,

David O’Bryon, JD, CAE

Mark Mckenzie, LAc, PhD (China), MSOM, ACIH Chair

Stacy Gomes, EdD, MAEd, ACIH Executive Committee Member-At-Large

Elizabeth Goldblatt, PhD, MPA/HA

ACIH Founder

Rosalia Messina, EdD, MPA/H

ACIH Individual College Members Representative

Pamela Snider, ND

ACIH Founder 

WORKING

GROUPS OVERVIEW

ACIH/AIHM utilizes Working Groups to carry out projects and tasks aligned with furthering the ACIH/AIHM mission of clinical care, research, and education. Members of Working Groups are researchers, educators, and clinical educators who are typically connected with schools affiliated with one of the ACIH/AIHM disciplines. Each Working Group meets approximately 5 times a year.

Working Group members volunteer to work on projects to further our collective values, mission, and vision.

Clinical Working Group

Identifies and advance projects in
clinical education

Education Working Group

Promotes interdisciplinary
healthcare education.

Research Working Group

Identifies and advances
educational projects

Co-Chairs

Marcia Prenguber, ND Past President, Council on Naturopathic Medical Education; Dean, College of Naturopathic Medicine, University of Bridgeport

Sivarama “Prasad” Vinjamury, MD (Ayurveda), MAOM, MPH,  Professor, Research Director, Capstone Research, Southern California University of Health Sciences

Clinical Working Group

The focus of the Clinical Working Group is to identify and advance projects in clinical education that cultivate an interdisciplinary understanding and respect among professions. By enhancing the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors (KSABs) of individuals involved in integrated clinical settings, the Clinical Working Group aims to nurture and develop integrated and collaborative patient care.

Co-Chairs

Dale Healey College of Health and Wellness, Northwestern Health Sciences University; ACIH Board representing Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation

Beth Howlett, DAOM, LAc Vice President of Academics, AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine

Education Working Group

The focus of the Education Working Group (EWG) is on identifying and advancing educational projects that foster inter-disciplinary understanding and respect among professions. These projects inform students, practitioners, educators and the public about the role of interprofessional education in the advancement of integrative healthcare values and practices. EWG supports interprofessional education among the ACIH disciplines as well as the broader healthcare community.

Co-Chairs

Belinda Anderson, PhD, LAc Associate Dean of Allied Health Programs in the College of Health Professions, Pace University in New York City.

Kieran Cooley, BSc, ND Director, Research; Visiting Research Fellow, ARCCIM, Faculty of Health, UTS, The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

Research Working Group

The focus of the Research Working Group (RWG) is to promote mutual understanding, collaborative activities, and interdisciplinary health care education through research. The broad priorities of the RWG are: shifting the culture at CAM institutions to better embrace research; redirecting the research agenda regarding these disciplines so that it is of greater use to the members of the professions; and building research capacity within the ACIH disciplines.

Clinical Working Group

Identifies and advance projects in
clinical education

Co-Chairs

Marcia Prenguber, ND Past President, Council on Naturopathic Medical Education; Dean, College of Naturopathic Medicine, University of Bridgeport

Sivarama “Prasad” Vinjamury, MD (Ayurveda), MAOM, MPH,  Professor, Research Director, Capstone Research, Southern California University of Health Sciences

Clinical Working Group

The focus of the Clinical Working Group is to identify and advance projects in clinical education that cultivate an interdisciplinary understanding and respect among professions. By enhancing the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors (KSABs) of individuals involved in integrated clinical settings, the Clinical Working Group aims to nurture and develop integrated and collaborative patient care.

Education Working Group

Promotes interdisciplinary
healthcare education.

Co-Chairs

Dale Healey, DC, PhD* Dean, College of Health and Wellness, Northwestern Health Sciences University; ACIH Board representing Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation

Beth Howlett, DAOM, LAc Vice President of Academics, AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine

Clinical Working Group

The focus of the Clinical Working Group is to identify and advance projects in clinical education that cultivate an interdisciplinary understanding and respect among professions. By enhancing the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors (KSABs) of individuals involved in integrated clinical settings, the Clinical Working Group aims to nurture and develop integrated and collaborative patient care.

Research Working Group

Identifies and advances
educational projects

Co-Chairs

Belinda Anderson, PhD, LAc Associate Dean of Allied Health Programs in the College of Health Professions, Pace University in New York City.

Kieran Cooley, BSc, ND Director, Research; Visiting Research Fellow, ARCCIM, Faculty of Health, UTS, The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

Clinical Working Group

The focus of the Clinical Working Group is to identify and advance projects in clinical education that cultivate an interdisciplinary understanding and respect among professions. By enhancing the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors (KSABs) of individuals involved in integrated clinical settings, the Clinical Working Group aims to nurture and develop integrated and collaborative patient care.

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