SpeakHealth Highlights

10/2/2020—Dr. Chris D'Adamo, Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Institute, joins the nutritionists at the Giant Food Nutrition Made Easy Podcast to discuss lifestyle activities and foods that can help support a healthy immune system.


10/2/2020—In this week's "Quick COVID-19 Primary Care Survey," 41 percent of clinicians say the health of those with chronic conditions is noticeably worse and 86 percent report a pandemic-specific decline to mental health. The primary care workforce is stretched thin as 74 percent of clinicians say they are working between six and 20 hours unpaid per week, and 53 percent of clinicians report their mental/emotional exhaustion is at an all-time high. For more information on this survey or past results, click here

09/30/2020—Institute Scholar Sara Warber, MD, co-authors paper titled "Methods for Integrating Transdisciplinary Teams in Support of Reciprocal Healing: A Case Study".

9/25/2020— Chris D'Adamo, PhD, was featured on FOX45 Baltimore to discuss the upcoming publication discussing the addition of spices and herbs to vegetables in the National School Lunch Program at a local predominantly African-American high school.

9/18/2020—Chris D'Adamo, PhD, Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and program director at the Institute for Integrative Health, was interviewed by WTOP News about the publication Spice My Plate program at Baltimore's Cristo Rey Jesuit High School.

9/1/2020—Institute program team's paper was accepted for publication featuring the SpiceMyPlate program titled "The addition of spices and herbs to vegetables in the National School Lunch Program increased vegetable intake at an urban, economically-undeserved, and predominantly African-American high school."

9/1/2020— InVIVO Planetary Health and the Institute publish paper in Challenges "Project Earthrise: Inspiring Creativity, Kindness, and Imagination in Planetary Health."

8/11/2020—Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field publishes its second quarterly newsletter, which includes an update from its satellite groups around the world. To read more, click here.

8/4/2020— Institute Scholar, Steven Woolf, MD, MPH, co-authors new paper in The Milbank Quarterly, looking at policies, politics, and life expectancy in the USA.

7/15/2020— Institute Fellow, Brita Roy, MD, MPH, MHS, co-authors paper comparing the health and social care between countries.

7/14/2020— The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians announced Institute Fellow Heidi Gullett, MD, MPH, as the 2020 Family Physician of the Year.



Reflections From Our Founder

Some people are talking about re-imagining healthcare and others are focusing on the way that the virus has been shining a bright light on the gross inequities in our country. I don’t think that re-imagining is enough. I don’t even think that healthcare is the subject. And I don’t think that the conversation starts with trying to answer the question, “How do we fix a broken system?” It is time for a paradigm shift. For radical change. Read More


What is the State of Primary Care During COVID-19?

The Institute’s Visiting Visionary, Dr. Rebecca Etz, of the Larry A. Green Center, is conducting a weekly nationwide clinician survey to better understand the response and capacity of US primary care practices to COVID-19.



Strategies for Healthy Living

In these challenging times of a global pandemic, many of us are concerned about our health and what we can do to help maintain or improve our overall health and resilience. As part of our mission to empower individuals and promote health, our Institute team offers suggestions for tools and strategies that can be incorporated into everyday living. Learn More

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The Institute's commitment to helping people live healthier lives begins with bold thinking from some of the best and the brightest minds in integrative health and continues into action. Now more than ever, it is also important to highlight bright spots from around the world that showcase our collective resilience and ability to think of creative solutions. Learn More


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