Integrative medicine is care that puts the patient at the center and addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect a person’s health.
Capitol Hill Briefing
The Bravewell Collaborative's recent Capitol Hill Briefing on Integrative Medicine was met with great interest by attendees.
Christy Mack, president of The Bravewell Collaborative; Judith Salerno, MD, MS, Executive Officer of the Institute of Medicine; Ralph Snyderman, MD, Chancellor Emeritus, Duke University; and Erminia Guarneri, MD, FACC, Founder and Medical Director of Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine shared their knowledge of integrative medicine and presented data garnered from the Institute of Medicine’s Summit on Integrative Medicine and the Health of the Public.
Attendees at the briefing, which was held on May 18, 2010 in the Capitol Hill Visitor's Center in Washington DC, received a packet containing Bravewell's new Integrative Medicine Report.
Some of the key points covered at the briefing included the need to refocus health care on prevention and patient-centered care, how integrative medicine can improve results and reduce costs related to the care of chronic disease, and why teaching people to adopt healthier lifestyles is imperative to our nation's future.