New Rochelle, NY, February 27, 2018-- The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (JACM): Paradigm, Practice, and Policy Advancing Integrative Health announces a new partnership with The Osher Collaborative for Integrative Medicine that will bring the voice of leaders from The Osher Collaborative into the Journal via a new quarterly column. The Osher Collaborative - which consists of the six academically based Centers at UCSF, Harvard University, Karolinska Institutet, Northwestern University, Vanderbilt University, and University of Miami - will use JACM's platform to examine an issue critical to integrative medicine's ascending role as a contributor to reforming the medical industry. The invited commentaries will run as the "Osher Collaborative Forum: Outlooks, Opinions and Opportunities."
In the inaugural column "Integrative Medicine and the Imperative for Health Justice," Maria Chao, MD, MPH and Shelley Adler, PhD, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, discuss three strategies for both institutions and integrative healthcare professionals to advance health justice through the use of integrative medicine principles. It is noted by the authors that "ironically, integrative medicine, a field predicated on medical pluralism and diverse approaches to health and well-being, has not completely shed its reputation as elite medicine for the worried well." One strategy in particular asserts that integrative medicine practitioners must "address intrapersonal attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors that perpetuate bias and discrimination." The column is available free on the JACM website until March 27, 2018.
"The column does exactly what we had hoped for, and why we have such pride in this partnership with the Osher Collaborative," states John Weeks (johnweeks-integrator.com), the JACM Editor-in-Chief. "Health care benefits from transparent dialogue in areas where aspirations and practices are not in synch. The three strategies from Chao-Adler are guides to greater alignment."
About the Journal
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (JACM) is a monthly peer-reviewed journal published online with open access options and in print that is dedicated to research on paradigm, practice and policy advancing integrative health. Led by John Weeks (johnweeks-integrator.com), the co-founder and past Executive Director of the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health, JACM publishes human clinical trials, observational studies, systematic reviews and commentary intended to help healthcare professionals, delivery organization leaders, policy-makers and scientists evaluate and integrate therapies into patient care protocols, payment strategies and appropriate protocols. Complete tables of content and a sample issue may be viewed on the JACM website.
About the Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is a privately held, fully integrated media company known for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in many promising areas of science and biomedical research, including Alternative and Complementary Therapies, Medical Acupuncture, and Journal of Medicinal Food. Its biotechnology trade magazine, GEN (Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News), was the first in its field and is today the industry's most widely read publication worldwide. A complete list of the firm's 80 journals, books, and newsmagazines is available on the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers website.