National Organizations

Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health

The University of Utah joins over 70 academic medical centers and affiliate institutions as a member of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health. The mission of the Consortium is to advance the principles and practices of integrative healthcare within academic institutions. The Consortium provides its institutional membership with a community of support for its academic missions and a collective voice for influencing change. They support and mentor academic leaders, faculty, and students to advance integrative healthcare education, research, and clinical care. They disseminate information on rigorous scientific research, educational curricula in integrative health, and sustainable models of clinical care and inform health care policy. Medical advisor to Wellness and Integrative Health and faculty co-director to the University of Utah Health Resiliency Center, Dr. Amy Locke serves on the Consortium Board of Directors.

American Medical Association’s Steps Forward

The AMA Steps Forward practice improvement strategies website includes a variety of educational modules on practice transformation. As part of this initiative, University of Utah Health was asked to contribute a case study on professional well-being.

Building Healthier Academic Communities

The National Consortium for Building Academic Communities is an organization, established in 2013 to set the standard for health and wellness in academic institutions across the United States.

National Academy of Medicine – Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience

To provide an opportunity for organizations across the country to discuss and share plans of action to reverse clinician burnout and promote clinician well-being, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has collected statements describing organizational goals or commitments to action. By sharing their commitment to improving clinician well-being and reducing clinician burnout, these organizations are an active contributor to the NAM’s Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience. Read University of Utah Health’s statement.

Partnership for a Healthier America

The University of Utah joined 73 other campus communities across the country in March 2019 when they joined the PHA’s – Healthier Campus Initiative. This initiative aims to create campus environments that encourage and support increased physical activity and healthy eating for students, staff, faculty, and visitors. Universities must commit to meeting at least 23 different guidelines over a three-year period. Leveraging this opportunity to support a healthy campus, the university has taken this opportunity to establish a new campus wellness committee, led by Wellness and Integrative Health. The Campus Wellness Committee has been charged by university president Dr. Ruth Watkins to identify and convene campus activities that promote living well for students, staff, faculty, and visitors. Supporting a One U approach with broad representation across campus, they will advise on recommendations and direction of campus wellness initiatives, including but not limited to the Partnership for a Healthier America, Healthier Campus Initiative and promote communication to the university community and beyond.

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