FON: The Business of Integrative Health & Medicine

Integrative Healthcare: Value Ready in 2016?

[This article originally appeared on the Altarum Institute Health Policy Forum blog,  and is used with permission.] The advances made across the archipelago of integrative health and medicine disciplines in 2015 continue to be significant. If not yet a “movement,” the practices continue their inexorable flow into the established precincts of medicine, wellness, and prevention….

Becoming an Integrative Health Thought Leader: Part 7—Conclusion

The integrative health industry may be young, but it is vibrant and growing. Relatively small, it is increasingly becoming a contested space. Developing your personal brand, on the road to establishing thought leadership, is necessary to ensure realization of the full potential of your career—all based on the unique goals you set.

Becoming an Integrative Health Thought Leader: Part 6—Monitoring + Promoting Your Brand

Protecting and promoting your personal brand, to better your position as a thought leader, is critical. It requires proactivity, with ongoing monitoring of your good name and reputation—you must always have your ear to the ground.

Becoming an Integrative Health Thought Leader: Part 5—Media

It’s absolutely worthwhile to invest the requisite time to create a media engagement framework to grow your personal brand. A balanced and strategic approach to owned, earned, contributed, and paid media will result in measurable dividends along your path toward earning irrefutable thought leadership.

Becoming an Integrative Health Thought Leader: Part 4—Content Strategy

For centuries, medical practitioners and scientific thought leaders have used various forms of content to establish and extend their positions. The written and spoken experiential word, in combination with research activities and publication in the medical literature, are the primary drivers of thought leadership.

Becoming an Integrative Health Thought Leader: Part 3—Unique Positioning

Your niche is the space into which you must direct your expertise with laser-like focus to break through the clutter of consumer (or medical professional) information overload.

Becoming an Integrative Health Thought Leader: Part 2—Branding + Platform

Your personal brand is who you are, representing your life, work, and purpose, therefore it ultimately influences all those around you—essentially your personal brand impacts how others feel. The first step in determining what your ‘integrative health personal brand’ should embody is to honestly and thoroughly answer this set of 10 core questions….

Becoming an Integrative Health Thought Leader: Part 1—Introduction

New 7-part series aims to provide the basic framework under which you can begin focusing on becoming a thought leader by creating a platform from which to spread your message with more impact, enlarge your community of followers, and achieve your professional goals.

Integrative Health: Names, Nomenclature, Trends—Where We Are Headed

Alternative, integrative medicine, functional, holistic, CAM, restorative, lifestyle… what’s in a name? This article explores the latest trending data for the various names and nomenclature comprising the field.

Ruth Westreich Sponsors John Weeks’ The Integrator Blog: Why it Matters

Regardless if you are new to the industry or a veteran, if you desire to keep abreast of what’s happening in the fast-evolving integrative health and medicine industry, the Integrator is essential reading.

 
 
 

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