Creating health/health creation 

Creating health/health creation are terms used in the Design Principles for Healthcare Renewal (2001), in the vision of educators from 12-professions (2005) and of integrative health educators (2005) and recently echoed in 2013 by a Mayo Clinic innovations leader: "..we need to change the focus of the health care industry to creating health, not just producing health care.". 

Decision makers

Decision makers are those who make payment and inclusion decisions, and includes patients, practitioners, employers, government regulators, insurers, and executives of clinics, hospitals and health systems. 

Integrative health and medicine movement

Integrative health and medicine movement is the modern term for the systemic engagement of the patient and integrative practitioner interest in opening medicine to new choices, options and perspectives that embrace the values of integrative health. 


Utility speaks to the Center's core interest in providing practical tools and guidance for those decision makers who are on the ground making real-time choices and payment and inclusion. 

Values of integrative health

Values of integrative health center on whole person, patient-centered, inclusive and respectful team-based care that focuses on creating health and well-being.