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Health and Well-Being Together
Wellbeing Model & Curve Lake Center Medicine Wheel

A Commons Health framework is intrinsically systems oriented. It's success is dependent on the alignment of  systems models at the individual, community and planetary level.  For this framework to be successful, systems oriented health professionals will be essential.


In many respects, we are re-learning ancient wisdom about health and being well together. Across the globe we are discovering that most indigenous cultures have no word for individual health and that the word health is a function of community and the environment. The individual cannot be separated from the whole. It is a systems, or a relational model.

 

Integrative health and medicine is by its very nature holistic, through its recognition of the interplay between mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health. Moreover, integrative medicine has developed a deserved reputation for a focus on resiliency and root causes, upstream drivers of health outcomes. In other words, our relationship to community and our environment is paramount. .

 


Selected Integrative Practice Resources


 


  • The Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM) is a global, interprofessional, member organization that educates and trains clinicians in integrative health and medicine to assure exemplary health care. AIHM offers an interdisciplinary integrative fellowship.


  • The Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health - Committed to sharing information and ideas, meeting challenges together in a process grounded by the values of integrative medicine, supporting member institutions, and providing a national voice for the advancement of integrative principles.

  • Bravewell Collaborative - a community of leading philanthropists who work together to transform our health care system and improve the health of the American public through the advancement of integrative medicine.