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Partnerships

In an effort to provide the latest science based research, resources, and scholarship to health care providers, Integrative Wellness has formed collaborative relationships with the following highly respected and renowned institutions. These associations allow us to keep up with current trends in the field of spirituality and medicine and the integration of spirituality in medical practices.

The New York Academy of Medicine and the New York State Nurses Association help credential our educational offerings so that physicians and nurses can receive Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.

The New York Academy of Medicine
New York State Nurses Association

To help raise awareness of the unique issues confronting those who care for loved ones and identify resources to help this growing population of unpaid caregivers, we have forged partnerships with the following organizations:

Council on Senior Centers and Services (CSCS) 
CSCS provides advocacy, education, training and technical assistance to its membership comprised of 300 community-based organizations serving more than 400,000 older New Yorkers. Integrative Wellness presented "Caring for Me; Caring for You" at the 2003 CSCS annual meeting and we continue to accept invitations from member organizations for additional performances. Requests for services and programs by performance attendees are often referred to CSCS member organizations.

The White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) 
Held every 10 years by an act of Congress, WHCOA identifies recommended actions to confront the changing needs of an ever increasing and diverse population of aging Americans, including issues of caregiving. Integrative Wellness, together with the National Alliance for Caregiving, developed a caregiving handbook distributed at the December 2005 WHCOA Conference.

Stanford University

Stanford University developed, tested and evaluated the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), a course that empowers people living with a chronic disease to live a healthier, fuller and more independent life. Workshop facilitators participate in an intensive week long training session led by Master Trainers who themselves are trained by Stanford University.

Many members live with or care for someone who has a chronic condition that often leads to fatigue, discomfort, stress and even anger or depression. To help them take control of their medical condition and live a happier and healthier life, we offer a six-session workshop that teaches techniques to understand and manage the condition and renew a sense of well-being.

Classes are taught by well-trained volunteer facilitators who are themselves  managing their own chronic illness utilizing the techniques they learned. Workshops are scheduled in convenient locations and are free of charge to all members.

Proven to be effective, participants who complete the workshop benefit medically, emotionally and socially.

Quality and Technical Assistance Center
Quality and Technical Assistance Center (QTAC) provides training for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Educational programs to qualified persons working with a licensed organization to become Peer Leaders and Master Trainers.  They also support  partners in the New York State region, providing demographic data, reports, contacts as resources to for program leaders.

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