Doing Time & Loving It!
As an integrative practitioner, it is highly likely that you have volunteered or donated your time toward advancing integrative medicine. You may have donated time to a state association, given public talks to enhance community health, mentored new graduates, offered free or sliding scale healthcare services or lobbied to increase public access to licensed integrative practitioners. I’ve heard many elders remark how they’ve ‘done their time’ in terms of the generous donations or countless hours of volunteer work furthering integrative medicine in this country and how they gratefully turn over the reins to the new arrivals. Integrative medicine is alive in the U.S. because of the thousands and thousands of hours of donated time, skill and passion of dedicated practitioners.
At Emerson, we share this passion and applaud the incredible work being done by countless organizations each day. We would like to take a moment to shine the light on one of the 2016 Emerson Ecologic Grant Program $10,000 award recipient, Integrative Medicine for the Underserved/IM4US – a collaborative, multidisciplinary group of practitioners committed to affordable, accessible integrative health care for underserved populations. Through outreach, education, research and advocacy, IM4US works to shift the current paradigm towards wellness, prevention, patient empowerment and self-care.
Take a moment to enjoy their great video, consider becoming a member and definitely check out their upcoming conference, starting August 19th in Irvine, CA.