Live from the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine Annual Conference 2023

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Moving Towards a Health-Centric Healthcare Model with Salutogenic Science

America has a $4.3 trillion healthcare system that doesn’t produce health, said David Rakel, MD, at the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM) 2023 conference: Building Bridges to Whole Health in San Diego, Calif.

“And how did we get here?” Rakel continued. “Because instead of creating health, our healthcare system follows a “find-it fix-it” model focused on putting out fires rather than preventing them.”

In his presentation, Rakel, the professor and chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, New Mexico, argued that the healthcare of the future should be based on salutogenic science, with value-based, pro-active, health-centric care.

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