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.
23 02, 2017

Three ways hospital can put the squeeze on their Integrative programs

By |February 23rd, 2017|News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports Long-timers involved in the uptake of integrative medicine into hospitals and [...]

22 02, 2017

Integrative medicine and the conditions with highest productivity costs for employers

By |February 22nd, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

A little-known factoid that could be a game-changer in thinking about integrative health and medicine strategies is that the most expensive cost of po [...]

17 02, 2017

Why integrative medicine suffers in a “volume-based” industry

By |February 17th, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports The damning February 12 investigative feature in the Seattle Times on the Prov [...]

14 02, 2017

Midwives take race, justice, inequities head on

By |February 14th, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports Issues of class, economics, opportunity, and race have tainted the integrative [...]

9 02, 2017

Chiropractors to pull out all stops for National Press Club opioids briefing

By |February 9th, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports The nation’s chiropractors have chosen to engage fully with the nation’s opioi [...]

7 02, 2017

Is the U.S. National Academy of Medicine embracing integrative medical views on allergies?

By |February 7th, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|2 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports The trajectory of the integration of care involves the combination of ideas an [...]

2 02, 2017

UCLA group hosts historic event, “Creativity & the Arts in Healing”

By |February 2nd, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports Long before the beginning of efforts to better integrate complementary and alt [...]

31 01, 2017

Jefferson Health establishes major institute for integrative medicine

By |January 31st, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports For over a decade, Daniel Monti, MD has steadily taken strategic steps to adva [...]

26 01, 2017

Former NIH Center leader offers directions for integrative research

By |January 26th, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports At a recent summit entitled “Future Trends in Healthcare: An Integrative Appro [...]

24 01, 2017

Update on the Cleveland Clinic’s new space and evolving model

By |January 24th, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports The business journal Crain’s Cleveland was not hot and bothered about the rece [...]

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