“The program includes work in personal transformation through a focus on the role of mindfulness and self-awareness in health and wellbeing. It also emphasizes the importance of developing strategic relationships both within one’s institution and beyond.”

— Adam Perlman, MD, MPH

Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare



The Bravewell Collaborative is pleased to announce its Legacy Project — The Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University. This leadership program is designed to create a new type of leader for the future of medicine — one grounded in the philosophy of integrative healthcare.

About the Program

The year-long course includes two 3-day retreats at Duke, an extensive online curriculum and a personalized mentorship experience. World-renowned experts in integrative healthcare, leadership and business from across the country are serving as faculty. The curriculum focuses on integrative strategies informed by evidence and tested in health systems, the military, and health centers across public, private and academic settings. Graduates of the program return to their organizations with a detailed roadmap, prepared to lead transformative change.

In addition to increasing participants' leadership skills, the Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University will provide creative solutions to transform care, leading to improved patient outcomes, access to care and cost management through the implementation of integrative healthcare. The course focuses on four areas:

  • leadership and strategy
  • integrative healthcare and the healthcare environment
  • communication and business operations
  • health and wellbeing

For more information, please visit:  www.integrativehealthleaders.org


The Pebble in the Pond: How Integrative Leadership Can Bring about Transformation

"The Pebble in the Pond" is a white paper describing an emerging concept — integrative leadership — and how the principles of integrative leadership can be used to bring about cultural transformation within healthcare.  It was written by Adam Perlman, MD, MPH; Bonnie Horrigan; Elizabeth Goldblatt, PhD, MPA/HA; Victoria Maizes, MD; and Ben Kligler, MD, MPH, all of whom are on the faculty for the Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University.