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Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine and ITN Productions

Monday, March 12, 2018  
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AIHM PRESENTS ‘TRANSFORMING HEALTH CARE’, A COLLABORATION WITH ITN PRODUCTIONS

MARCH 12, 2018

In a unique communications partnership, the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM) and ITN Productions are producing a news and current affairs-style program investigating the developments, challenges, and achievements in the field of integrative health and medicine.

Transforming Health Care aims to promote a better understanding of integrative health and medicine as an integral part of a successful health care system, and as a solution to the growing health care crisis in this country. The program will highlight how integrative health and medicine, through the combination of science and compassion, supports the creation of health and wellness for the body, mind, and spirit.  It will also challenge perceptions by showing that effective health care can embrace practices from all global healing traditions, delivering evidence-informed comprehensive, affordable, sustainable person-centered care.

The program will also address a significant paradox facing the field: while there are an increasing number of integrative practitioners and medical professionals that embrace the concepts of integrative health, the reality is that many often operate separately from one another.  Transforming Health Care will investigate effective practices and innovations that are driving interprofessional collaboration to ensure that all healthcare providers work collaboratively to deliver care that is truly patient-centered, empowering people to be involved in decisions that involve their health, with the belief that prevention is the best intervention.

Transforming Health Care will be an in-depth, online program featuring interviews, news items, and sponsored editorial profiles of leaders and key organizations. Drawing upon ITN’s 60-year heritage and expertise in news gathering and storytelling, the program aims to communicate to the medical community and broader public, the important work that integrative health practitioners, academia, the government, nonprofits, and other organizations are doing to advance the field of integrative health and medicine. The program will showcase the impact that integrative health and medicine is having on the quality of health care delivery and outcomes. Transforming Health Care will be premiered at AIHM’s Annual Conference held September 22-26, 2018 in San Diego, CA.

"AIHM is passionate about transforming the way we all think about health and health care.  We are hoping that this program will raise awareness of integrative health and medicine, and inspire health care providers from all disciplines to work collaboratively to optimize patient health outcomes and reduce medical errors and adverse events."

Brad Jacobs MD, MPH, ABOIM - AIHM Board Chair

Greg Melia, CAE, Vice President of Program Development for Industry News USA, said “We are thrilled to be partnering with the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine to spotlight how integrative health is making a positive difference in individual lives and the world.”

To learn more about Transforming Health Care or the recommend a story that could contribute to the program, please contact Program Director Jacob Horowitz at 646-856-5347 or jacob.horowitz@itnproductions.com.


ABOUT AIHM

The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine is a society and global community of professionals and health seekers. AIHM provides 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.

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 Health Care 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.  For more information visit: https://www.aihm.org/

ABOUT ITN PRODUCTIONS

World-leading news producer ITN, the UK’s leading provider of independent broadcast news, has brought its unique industry specific news-style programing to the US designed for sector associations.

Industry News is produced by ITN Productions, the commercial and creative arm of ITN, and is developed in partnership with leading bodies and national associations as a means of providing constructive, accurate and positive story telling in a compelling news-style; about particular sectors and professions.  For more information visit: http://itnproductions.com/industry-news/