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 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 [...]

18 05, 2017

One road to researching complex, integrative care

By |May 18th, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports Anyone who has ever cursed a randomized controlled trial (RCT) as ill-suited t [...]

16 05, 2017

Marching for the science of acupuncture: Article featured in Popular Science

By |May 16th, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|1 Comment

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports “Does medicine have a bias against acupuncture?” This question opened a May 5, [...]

12 05, 2017

FDA pain draft promotes alternative medicine, offers chance for influence

By |May 12th, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|1 Comment

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released proposed changes Wednesday to [...]

9 05, 2017

CMS first direct recognition of naturopathic physicians

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

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports Naturopathic physicians in the state of Oregon have officially achieved one of [...]

4 05, 2017

Endorsement invited for global integrative medicine “Berlin Agreement”

By |May 4th, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports A set of global leaders in integrative health developed and published “The Ber [...]

2 05, 2017

Evidence opens Medicaid in Oregon to acupuncture

By |May 2nd, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|2 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports Presentations on the differing types of medical research tend to present a sto [...]

27 04, 2017

UB residency strategy for integrating community centers, paying off loans

By |April 27th, 2017|Chiropractic, Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports One of the ways medicine’s status quo remains bolted in place is that completi [...]

25 04, 2017

Practitioner shares experiences as first emergency room licensed acupuncturist

By |April 25th, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|5 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports The presumptive value of acupuncture in an emergency room (ER) has been as dur [...]

20 04, 2017

University of Bridgeport expands integrative pain program in community health centers

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

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports After introducing chiropractic and acupuncture services to pain treatment in a [...]

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