When you support the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute, you promote a new model of healthcare—one that empowers patients to become their healthiest selves through science-based therapies that heal mind, body, and spirit. Please consider partnering with us to advance integrative health in Orange County and beyond.
Your gift to the institute on UCI Giving Day provides unrestricted support for strategic initiatives such as those described in the following paragraphs. You also make it possible for integrative health services to reach more people in the community, including vulnerable populations living in underserved neighborhoods.
DISCOVER the efficacy of integrative treatments and their impact on growing health challenges
In 2021, donors like you helped to advance 18 active research studies assessing how complementary health approaches affect heart disease, pain management, pregnancy and other conditions. Your contribution today can lead to the study of even more treatments – modalities with the potential to help your friends and loved ones live their best lives.
TEACH the principles and tools of whole-person care to future healthcare providers
When you support Orange County’s only academic integrative health institute, you help to train incoming and seasoned healthcare professionals on the philosophies of whole-person care. For example, last year, the Culinary Medicine Program brought 34 first- and second-year medical students into the kitchen to teach them hands-on practical cooking skills and basic nutritional guidelines. They will transfer this knowledge from the kitchen to the clinic, teaming with their patients to improve health. Your donation makes it possible to introduce more providers to programs like Culinary Medicine.
HEAL and prevent disease with individualized, evidence-based treatment plans
If you have experienced care at SSIHI, you know the benefits of combining the best of conventional medicine with the most effective integrative treatments. SSIHI serves patients at eight clinical sites across Orange County—including UCI Medical Center. In 2021, the medical center expanded integrative inpatient services to include acupuncture for labor pain and post-delivery care, and Tai Chi group visits for adult and adolescent neuropsychiatry patients. Your gift today can help make team-based integrative care accessible to more patients across UCI Health.
Join us in making integrative care a part of everyone’s healthcare. Make a gift today.