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.
21 06, 2017

Ohio to open Medicaid to acupuncture; Comment period open through June 23

By |June 21st, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports Ohio will make history as the first state in the midwest to give Medicaid reci [...]

20 06, 2017

Lower absenteeism linked to naturopathy, acupuncture, other integrative therapies

By |June 20th, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports In a recent study in the journal, Complementary Therapies in Medicine, Canadia [...]

15 06, 2017

The rapid maturation and growth of yoga therapy profession

By |June 15th, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|5 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports In the last major survey on use of complementary and integrative practices, yo [...]

13 06, 2017

Integrative institution jumps into interprofessionalism and culture change

By |June 13th, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports Stress and the culture that causes burnout are big news in academic medicine a [...]

8 06, 2017

Consumer Reports plants integrative health flag on back pain treatment

By |June 8th, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports If the way to claim a hard-won piece of terrain in the U.S.’s lucrative medica [...]

6 06, 2017

Exploring receptivity for integrative health through patient safety lens

By |June 6th, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports Many in the integrative health community pay little attention to efforts made [...]

1 06, 2017

Dual legacy of WHO’s Chan on traditional medicine integration

By |June 1st, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|1 Comment

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports The World Health Organization's election last month of Ethiopian Tedros Adhano [...]

30 05, 2017

Herb group aides practitioners via in-office compounding resource

By |May 30th, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) published a new white paper me [...]

25 05, 2017

NAM to tackle systemic issues damaging wellness in medicine

By |May 25th, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports “Slowly and surely, we’ve been burning out a generation of doctors and nurses, [...]

23 05, 2017

Three stages in the economics of integrative health

By |May 23rd, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports Outside, volume, and value were the three stages discussed during Evolving Eco [...]

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