Emerson Ecologics has awarded IHPC a $7200 grant to support the creation of a booklet that will combine much of the cost-effectiveness data on integrative medicine that has been accumulated in recent years. The booklet will be a concise and well researched reference that describes the economic benefits of integrative medicine applied across several disciplines.
The content will be presented in the form of patient stories combined with representative data. IHPC expects the booklet will become a valuable resource when discussing the merits of integrative medicine with state and national representatives, employers, regulators, insurers, the media and potential integrative clinical team partners.
The team of authors is highly experienced in the management of integrative clinical practices, research trials and economic research examining the use of integrative health care options: Erica Oberg, ND, naturopathic physician at Pacific Pearl La Jolla, CA and health policy specialist, will work with Mimi Guarneri MD, president of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, and Patricia Herman, ND, PhD, Senior Behavioral Scientist at RAND Corporation.