The Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute (SSIHI) moved into our new flagship location on the UC Irvine campus in October 2022. Located at the corner of Michael Drake Drive and California Avenue, our institute is the gateway to the Susan & Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences. Together with the college, these state-of-the-art spaces will encourage whole-person care, interprofessional education and collaboration, groundbreaking research and innovation across health disciplines to revolutionize the future of healthcare for generations to come. In our new Irvine location, we usher in a new chapter for the SSIHI mission to transform healthcare through the practice of integrative health to discover, teach, heal and serve.
When you support the SSIHI, 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
Donors like you helped to advance numerous 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 with the potential to help your friends and loved ones live their optimal 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, the Culinary Medicine Program brings 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 care, teaming with their patients to improve their health and to prevent diseases. Your donation makes it possible to introduce more students and providers to programs like Culinary Medicine.
HEAL and prevent disease with individualized, evidence-based treatment plans
If you have experienced care at the SSIHI, you know the benefits of combining the best of conventional medicine with the most effective integrative treatments. The SSIHI serves patients at eight clinical sites across Orange County, including UCI Medical Center. In recent years, 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 and Orange County.
SERVE the Orange County communities by increasing access to whole-person care
By supporting the SSIHI, you can provide underserved communities and neighborhoods with the opportunity to achieve their optimal health through programs and initiatives that increase access to whole-person care and integrative health modalities.
Join us in making integrative care a part of everyone’s healthcare. Make a gift today.
If you are interested in additional ways to support the SSIHI beyond Giving Day, consider attending our 21st Annual Women’s Wellness Day event on Friday, May 5. This is an inspiring day full of thought-provoking and informative speakers who share tools designed to empower attendees and enhance their personal wellbeing. Our theme this year, “Anchored in Wellness,” highlights how whole health practices are being researched, taught and incorporated into clinical care to help people achieve their best health. Learn more and register today on our website.