“In the past eight years, with Bravewell support, the nine clinical centers participating in the Bravewell Clinical Network have developed best practices and successful models of care and created educational resources to help others in the implementation of integrative medicine. Their collective knowledge is informing and improving health care throughout the United States.”

— Penny George, President of the George Family Foundation and Co-Founder of The Bravewell Collaborative

Bravewell Clinical Network

The true test and benefit of integrative medicine is in the care of patients.


In 2003, The Bravewell Collaborative adopted a strategy to empower and accelerate the growth of leading clinical centers of integrative medicine, which could then serve as models for change in the larger health care delivery system. These centers held their first meeting in the spring of 2004 and have continued to meet twice yearly.

Members of the Clinical Network collectively see more than 20,000 patients per month, and conduct joint research through BraveNet, a practice-based research network. In addition, successful models of care have been developed and are presented through the Bravewell Best Practices project.

Learn more about the Bravewell Clinical Network by viewing the video or following the links below.



* denotes BraveNet only


Go  Alliance Integrative Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio

Go  Boston Medical Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts *

Go  Integrative Medicine Center at the University of Colorado Denver, Denver, Colorado *

Go  Duke Integrative Medicine, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Go  Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, Allina Hospitals & Clinics, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Go  Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine, Thomas Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Go  Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

Go  Mount Sinai Beth Israel Center for Health and Healing, New York, New York

Go  Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois *

Go  Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Shadyside *

Go  Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Go  Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, Scripps Health, La Jolla, California

Go  Simms-Mann Health and Wellness Center at Venice Family Clinic, Los Angeles, California

Go  Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee *