John Weeks

Publicity Committee Chair

The Integrator Blog News and Reports, USA

 

John Weeks has been involved in the integrative health movement for nearly 30 years as writer, organizer, and executive. He has consulted on integrative health projects with such organizations as the AHA, NIH, Institute for Health and Productivity Management, World Health Organization, Midwives Association of Washington State, Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner, academic programs at the universities of Maryland, Stanford, Arizona and Washington, health systems such as Deaconess (Indiana), Baptist (Jacksonville) and Franciscan (Tacoma). Weeks organized annual multi-stakeholder Integrative Medicine Industry Leadership Summits (2000-2002), raised start-up funds for the Integrated Healthcare Policy Consortium (2001-), directed the 12-profession National Education Dialogue to Advance Integrated Care: Creating Common Ground (2004-2006), and co-founded and presently directs the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care (2004-www.accahc.org). On behalf of ACCAHC, Weeks serves as an active, alternate member of the Institute of Medicine Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education and on the steering committee of the HRSA-funded National Coordinating Center for Integrative Medicine. Since the mid-1990s, Weeks has produced the principal newsletter on the policy and business of integration, now the Integrator Blog News & Reports (www.theintegratorblog.com). He produces related columns for Integrative Practitioner, Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal, The Pain Practitioner (AAPM) and The Huffington Post. Weeks attended Stanford University for three years, studying history. Three institutions have granted Weeks honorary doctorates for his work and in 2014 three consortia and 150 individual integrative health leaders joined to present Weeks with a Lifetime Achievement Living Tribute Award. Typically Seattle-based, for 2012-2015 Weeks is working from a home office in Rincon, Puerto Rico.