John Weeks, Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care (ACCAHC)'s co-founder, who recently stepped down as Executive Director, was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Living Tribute Award for his three decades in the field.
John has been a writer, organizer, executive and consultant in the field of integrated health care for over two decades. He helped organize the most significant multidisciplinary collaborative forums among disciplines and stakeholders.
John publishes the Integrator Blog News & Reports which has as its mission linking leaders of integrative healthcare organizations and businesses on key policy, economic, and academic issues. He currently writes regular columns for countless accredited news sources, including The Huffington Post.
John's writing and research on the business of integration has been widely referenced and utilized, in such media as Newsweek, Modern Healthcare, Hospitals and Health Networks, New York Times, Boston Globe, and in various foundational works in the evolving field such as the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy (2002), the Bravewell Collaborative’s Clohesy Report (2003), and the Institute of Medicine’s CAM investigation (2005). In 1996, the NIH contracted with John to write a paper on the coverage issues in integration.
John has consulted and presented widely on integration strategies for numerous hospitals, complementary healthcare educational institutions, and professional associations, managed care firms, and conventional academic health centers.