Our Impact on
Integrative Medicine

THE FOUNDATION MAKES GRANTS PRIMARILY TO MEDICAL SCHOOLS AND OTHER NON-PROFIT HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS

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We believe the Foundation can have the greatest impact by focusing its funding on a single well-defined strategy. The directors currently choose to focus Foundation funding on the reform of medical education.
AWARDED OVER$5.5 Millionto integrative medicine programs

What is Integrative Medicine in Residency?

  1. 200 hour web-based curriculum that is woven into the conventional training of residents in family medicine
  2. The curriculum includes nutritional health, botanicals & dietary supplements, mindbody medicine, alternative therapies
  3. Residents are able to receive this training in integrative medicine without adding an additional year of training to their residency
  4. This program began in 8 family medicine residency programs in 7 different states, and has been adopted by 15 additional family practices across the United States.
  5. Weil Foundation funding has helped to support the development of this program and has awarded grants to two Internal Medicine residencies and one Obstetrics-gynecology program to adopt this program. A similar program for pediatric residencies is currently being offered.

    It is the hope of the Weil Foundation that similar comprehensive programs in Integrative Medicine will eventually be incorporated into all medical residency programs.

Delivering integrative patient-centered care
to the community

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Pictured from left to right – Victoria Maizes, M.D., Executive Director of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM) ; David Smith, Maricopa County manager; John Jackson, Adolph Coors Foundation Executive Director; and Andrew Weil, M.D., Founder and Program Director of AzCIM

At a Maricopa County Board of Supervisors meeting in Phoenix on November 28, 2011, the County approved a partnership with the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM) to provide integrative health care to county employees.

Slated to open this October, the University of Arizona Integrative Health Center will not only provide exceptional primary care, but will serve as a teaching clinic, and establish a ground-breaking clinical outcomes study. In partnership with the UA College Medicine-Phoenix and the Adolph Coors Foundation, AzCIM will study the health benefits and cost-effectiveness of integrative versus conventional medicine using participating Maricopa County’s employees. Study results will be used to open conversations on a national level about insurance reimbursement for integrative health care services, with the long term goal of influencing national health care policy. The Weil Foundation is proud to be a supporter of this program furthering the impact of integrative medicine on patient care.

When that occurs Medical Education will be transformed & health care will be transformed!