Tag Archive: integrative health

March 10, 2022

4 U.S. health care systems reduce costs, improve patient experience by delivering integrative care

U.S. health care systems and clinics report reducing costs, improving patient experience and health, while enhancing clinician wellbeing by delivering integrative care, according to a new white paper published by The Family Medicine Education Consortium and Samueli Foundation. The Case for Delivering Whole-Person Health Care details how shifting treatment practices to a whole-person approach that integrates evidence-based conventional medicine, non-drug treatments, and self-care can help achieve far-reaching systemic improvements.

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June 3, 2019

Santa Ana Health Clinic Provides Alternative Treatments and Preventive Care to the Uninsured

When Gloria Huerta first walked into the weight-management clinic at the UCI Family Health Center in Santa Ana about six months ago, she was struggling with diabetes, depression and knee pain. The 57-year-old homemaker, who does not have health insurance, said her doctor told her that unless she made a few lifestyle changes, she would need to take insulin for the rest of her life.

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November 3, 2017

New Guide Helps Physicians Develop an Integrative Health Model

Providers need the evidence behind the most commonly used complementary and integrative medicine and self-care approaches. The guide entitled “Developing an Integrative Health Model: Who, What, and How” gives concrete tips on how to integrate an expanded set of tools into primary care practices. The goal is to help physicians and other health care providers incorporate self-care and complementary approaches into their mainstream practices as they move toward person-centered, integrative health for improving patient outcomes and satisfaction while delivering a better quality of care.

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November 2, 2017

An Integrative Approach to Managing Chronic Pain Can Help Solve the Opioid Crisis

“President Trump officially made opioid addiction a public health emergency last week. While some of the solutions he outlined will be helpful, his focus on restricting access to legitimately and appropriately prescribed opioids is the wrong approach. Many people call the current crisis an opioid epidemic. But what we really have is a chronic pain mismanagement problem.”

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