Integrative Health Learning Community
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Two Q&A Sessions will be held:  July 28th and August 25th.
Contact [email protected] to register


 Application


The Family Medicine Education Consortium (FMEC) would like to invite family medicine residencies, FQHCs, DPC practices and other clinics and health systems to join a nine-month learning community designed to improve the delivery of person-centered integrative health practices into routine primary care. Participating clinics will have the opportunity to improve their integrative health services, learn from other clinics, have access to tools, experts and educational resources in integrative health and to engage in practice improvement and evaluation of their programs in integrative health.

Two Q&A Sessions will be held:  July 28th and August 25th.  Contact [email protected] to register

Description:

The purpose of the Integrative Health Learning Community (IHLC)  is to implement integrative health care visits and approaches into routine primary care. Clinics participating in IHLC will be trained in use of the HOPE Toolkit, in non-pharmacological approaches for pain and opioid management, and in evidence-based complementary treatments and support of self-care for chronic diseases. The learning community is free to participants, provided participants are willing to implement these tools over at least 9 months in a selected population, evaluate this process in their clinic and report on the results at the next FMEC or other national meeting in 2021.

Participants will have access to the HOPE Note Tools and other resources, to expert faculty who will assist in implementation and evaluation, the opportunity to learn from other pioneering practices across the country who are dedicated to producing and promoting person-centered, integrative health care.

Learning Objectives:

The objectives for the Integrative Health Learning Community (IHLC) are:

  1. To understand the crucial role of non-pharmacological and self-care approaches in primary care for reducing risk factors for chronic disease and COVID and improving health in those with chronic disease;
  2. To learn how to use the HOPE Tools and evidence-based integrative medicine practices and adapt them for routine use in their clinics;
  3. To implement integrative health visits in a subgroup of patients in the clinic as a routine process;
  4. To collect both process and outcomes data on those integrative health visits, evaluate and adjust the clinic processes to improve practice and quality care using integrative health; and,
  5. To report out at the FMEC, DPC or other primary meeting on the results of the implementation.