Online Program

Future Trends in Integrative Healthcare and Higher Education

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 : 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

John Scaringe, DC, EdD, Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, CA
The American healthcare and higher education systems are in a state of flux and reform. Often discussed within different sections of the newspaper, the twin crises of healthcare and higher education are extraordinary in the similarity of their issues driving each reform: rising costs, inconsistent quality, and diminishing access and disparities. 

The foundation for this redefining process is building bridges between the traditional medical health professions with non-traditional holistic health professions through integrated healthcare delivery and inter-professional education.  Both integrated healthcare delivery and inter-professional education of non-traditional and traditional healthcare practitioners leads to improved patient outcomes, higher levels of patient satisfaction, lower costs, improved access, and choices of different healthcare providers. 

This session reviews the current issues driving healthcare and higher education reform in the United States and the steps an integrative health science university is taking to transform healthcare delivery and redefine healthcare education.

Learning Areas:

Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs

Learning Objectives:
Describe the current issues driving healthcare and higher education reform in the United States Explain the significance of Inter-professional education and Integrative health care to improve patient outcomes, lower costs, improve patient satisfaction, and improve access

Keyword(s): Health Care Delivery, Alternative and Complementary Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the principal author of this invited paper
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.