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Advance patient care through fostering mutual understanding and respect among the healthcare professions.
Practice Collaboration in Order to Create Optimal Access & Integration
Updated from ACCAHC’s Clinicians’ & Educators’ Desk Reference on the Licensed Complementary & Alternative Healthcare Professions (2009)
4 Councils of Colleges/Schools
5 Accrediting Agencies
3 Certification and Testing Organizations
4 Traditional World Medicines/Emerging Professions organizations
Council of Advisors with leading MD/RNs in health systems, academic medicine
16 Member Organizations
DC-LAc-ND alone are 95% of the certified or licensed integrative practice workforce
Network with MD/nurse academics
Collegiality, contacts, barrier removal, discipline respect in IM definition
Publish ACCAHC CEDR-disciplines book
Disciplines versus therapies focus
Place CAM disciplines on 2 IOM panels
Health focus, CAM participation, collaboration
Move CAM disciplines into national interprofessional education (IPE) dialogue
Getting CAM disciplines to the table
Help shape NCCAM Strategic Plan
Increased focus on CAM disciplines; more $$ to CAM schools for EBM, research participation
2011 Forward – COI Web Portal+ as encompassing vehicle for ACCAHC mission
“I wish all providers had these competencies .”
Administrator, Department of
Integrative Medicine, Beth Israel Hospital (NYC)
Quality content in
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* Requires significant COI funding
Evidence-Based Healthcare and Evidence Informed Practice:
Key ACCAHC Competency Domain
Overview of “R-25s” Programs
Funded by NIH to:
185 ACCAHC-affiliated, accredited programs have never had educational support in this areas.
Training Leadership in Optimal Integration
Top interest of ACCAHC Board
Create Communities in Optimal Integration
Societal value of optimal integration is tremendous.
What we achieve will rest on what we can bring to the work.
An organization and a project built to practice collaboration in order to create optimal access and integration.