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Integrative health involves a blend of traditional medical care and alternative and complementary care to provide the best individualized whole-person treatment.

History of UVM Integrative Health

In 2004, The Program in Integrative Health (PIH) was founded as a response to Vermont's growing interest and demand for complementary and integrative medicine. The program was led by now Director of NCCIH, Helene Langevin, MD. In 2006 the PIH joined other academic health centers in the nationally recognized Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health. In 2011 The PIH and the Laura Mann Center (LMC), a local non-profit promoting the benefits of Integrative Health in VT formed a collaboration to develop the Integrative Healthcare Lecture Series (now the Endowed Laura Mann Integrative Healthcare Lecture Series) and the Integrative Practitioner Network.

In 2015, the members of the PIH, senior leadership from UVM College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS), Larner College of Medicine (LCOM), UVM Medical Center (UVMMC) and the Laura Mann Center (LMC) agreed to collaborate and develop UVM Integrative Health. The Laura Mann Center has closed and moved their programs to UVM Integrative Health. Administrative leadership is provided by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Clinical Services is at the UVM Medical Center. UVM Integrative Health connects educational, clinical and research activities at all three institutions.

We encourage our members to serve as expert academic resources for our colleagues in the use of evidence-based integrative health within our health care system.

wheel of health graphic showing aspects of health: food and nourishment, exercise and movement, stress management, work-life balance, healthy environment, sleep and rest, relationships and community, mind-body connection, selfTaking care of the whole person involves many different aspects of health, including:

  • Food and nourishment
  • Exercise and movement
  • Stress management
  • Work-life balance
  • Healthy environment
  • Sleep and rest
  • Relationships and community