John Weeks

About John Weeks

John Weeks is a writer, speaker, chronicler and organizer with 32 years of experience in the movement for integrative health and medicine. the long-time founder/editor of The Integrator Blog News & Reports, a primary connective terrain for the diverse stakeholders and professions in the field and was invited in May 2016 to serve as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Besides his Integrative Practitioner column, he presently writes for Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal, the Huffington Post and elsewhere. He increasingly enjoys teaching and mentoring. He has keynoted, led plenary sessions, breakouts and offered guest lectures for dozens of organizations ranging from the Bastyr University to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the UCLA School of Medicine to the Institute for Health and Productivity Management, the AANP and AIHM to the American Hospital Association. He has consulted with insurers, employers, professional organizations, universities and government agencies at all levels. As an organizer, Weeks convened the Integrative Medicine Industry Leadership Summits (2000-2002), directed the National Education Dialogue to Advance Integrated Care (2004-2006), fund-raised the start-up of the Integrated Healthcare Policy Consortium (2002), and co-founded the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health, which he directed 2007-2015. In 2014, three consortia and others combined to grant him a Lifetime Achievement Living Tribute Award. Four academic institutions have granted Weeks honorary doctorates for his work. Seattle-based, he considers himself a particularly lucky soul to have worked remotely while living with his spouse Jeana Kimball, ND, MPH, and their children in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Puerto Rico for 6 of the last 15 years.
18 01, 2018

The AMA celebration of MDs’ economic muscle: Barriers to integrative health

By |January 18th, 2018|Analysis, Featured|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports Editor’s note: This analysis article is not edited and the authors are solely [...]

16 01, 2018

New leaders at top functional and naturopathic medicine organizations

By |January 16th, 2018|Analysis, Featured|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports Editor’s note: This analysis article is not edited and the authors are solely [...]

11 01, 2018

Wellness via YMCAs: Interview with Penny George on a new integrative health philanthropic strategy

By |January 11th, 2018|Analysis, Featured|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports Editor’s note: This analysis article is not edited and the authors are solely [...]

9 01, 2018

Natural products industry responds to republican Orrin Hatch’s retirement announcement

By |January 9th, 2018|Analysis, Featured|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports Editor’s note: This article was corrected after publication. This analysis art [...]

4 01, 2018

Call your hospital’s on its integrative pain strategy: They are required to have one

By |January 4th, 2018|Analysis, Featured|1 Comment

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports Editor’s note: This analysis article is not edited and the authors are solely [...]

3 01, 2018

Reflections: Five Point NADA Group Acupuncture Pioneer Michael Smith, MD Dies

By |January 3rd, 2018|Analysis, Featured|1 Comment

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports Editor’s note: This analysis article is not edited and the authors are solely [...]

28 12, 2017

Policy and Action in Integrative Health: A Top 10 List for 2017

By |December 28th, 2017|Analysis, Featured|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports Editor’s note: This analysis article is not edited and the authors are solely [...]

26 12, 2017

Honoring Jeanne Drisko as she steps down as Integrative Lead at U Kansas Medical Center

By |December 26th, 2017|Analysis, Featured|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports Editor’s note: This analysis article is not edited and the authors are solely [...]

21 12, 2017

Connor Integrative Health Network at Cleveland’s University Hospitals receives $6.5-million grant

By |December 21st, 2017|Analysis, Featured|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports Editor’s note: This analysis article is not edited and the authors are solely [...]

19 12, 2017

Integrative Consortium weighs into U.S. pain mess with evidence and action toward comprehensive pain care

By |December 19th, 2017|Analysis, Featured|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports Editor’s note: This analysis article is not edited and the authors are solely [...]

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