Integrative Health and Medicine Expert

John Weeks portraitJohn Weeks is a writer, speaker, organizer, and executive with three decades of experience as a leader in the movement for integrative health and medicine. He works at the convergence of that historic trend with the medical industry’s growing engagement of a value-based focus on creating health.

Mr. Weeks’s writing has appeared in Health Forum, Hospitals & Health Networks, the Physician Executive Journal, Medical Economics, the Huffington Post, Global Advances in Health and Medicine, the American Academy of Pain Management's The Pain Practitioner, and multiple integrative health and medicine publications. He is a chronicler and sometimes a curmudgeon on policy, business, academic, and collaborative developments.

For 20 years, Mr. Weeks has presented and created panels and educational events on integrative health topics. Venues include the Integrative Healthcare Symposium, Georgetown University, All Together Better Health, the American Medical Student Association, the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine, and the Association of American Medical Colleges workforce conference. He is an active participant in the Institute of Medicine Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education.

Mr. Weeks’s writing and speaking are informed by hands-on experience. He has convened multistakeholder summits, cofounded the Integrative Health Policy Consortium, directed a 12-profession academic dialogue, and cofounded and served 8 years as Executive Director of the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health. Mr. Weeks has directly served multiple individual stakeholders as a consultant: the National Institutes of Health, the World Health Organization, medical delivery organizations, the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner, and numerous professional and academic organizations.

Weeks attended Stanford University for 3 years, studying history. Four institutions have granted him honorary doctorates. In 2014, three consortia combined to grant him a Lifetime Achievement Living Tribute Award, complete with a book of testimonials from 150 leaders, at the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health. Based in Seattle, Mr. Weeks feels particularly lucky to have worked 6 of the past 15 years from Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Puerto Rico with his spouse and their two children.

Some Areas of Expertise/Presentations

  • Convergence in Health Creation
  • Integrative Health and the Triple Aim
  • Perverse and Aligned Incentives: Health Care’s Two Eras for Integrative Care
  • The Patient-Driven Movement for Integrative Health
  • Trends and Topics in the Emergence of Integrative Medicine
  • Present Policy and Action in the Integrative Health Community