“I think what makes Bravewell so effective is that we are all able to embrace the vision that we can accomplish more together than we can alone.”
How Bravewell Works
As an operating foundation, The Bravewell Collaborative chooses and manages its own initiatives, all of which support the advancement of integrative medicine by creating and translating emerging knowledge into broad practice. It does not solicit proposals or make grants. Instead, Bravewell members work as a community to identify, plan, fund and oversee the carefully chosen strategic initiatives.
To further leverage the strength of collaboration, Bravewell seeks partnerships with like-minded institutions and individuals.
Examples of effective strategic collaboration include The Bravewell Collaborative’s partnerships with:
- The Institute of Medicine at the National Academies to produce the highly successful Summit on Integrative Medicine and the Health of the Public.
- The University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine to establish the Bravewell Fellowship in Integrative Medicine.
- The Charles Evans Foundation, the National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR), and the NIH Clinical Center to sponsor the joint BNC Fellowship for research in integrative medicine.
- The Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine, a group of highly acclaimed medical schools that deliver integrative care in their clinical centers, to support its establishment and growth to more than forty member universities and colleges.
- The Duke Clinical Research Center at Duke University to create and manage BraveNet, the first practice-based research network in integrative medicine.
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