Whole-person health involves many different aspects, including:
Food and nourishment
Exercise and movement
Sleep and rest
Relationships and community
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 closed and moved their programs to UVM Integrative Health.
In October 2022, the Bernard Osher Foundation recognized UVM's tremendous work and excellence in the field and established the Osher Center for Integrative Health at UVM, one of 11 Osher Centers for Integrative Health across the United States and Europe. As part of the Osher Collaborative, we actively connect and share resources and materials with experts working in a variety of clinical, research, education, or policy-related efforts in integrative health across the institution and around the region. We encourage our members to serve as expert academic resources for our colleagues in the use of evidence-based integrative health within our healthcare system.