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News Release: The American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM),

American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) Announces Strategic Alliance with WellPeople and Introduces Wellness Inventory Program

Irvine, CA, Monday, April 15, 2013 The American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), a leading provider of integrative medicine, today announced a strategic alliance with WellPeople (www.WellPeople.com for the purpose of creating opportunities for our members to take advantage of their whole-person, online Wellness Inventory Program. In the fast-paced 21st century, physicians do not have time to devote to educating their patients in living a healthy lifestyle. The Wellness Inventory program, developed by wellness pioneer John W. Travis, MD, MPH, and WellPeople, helps physicians to address this problem and to support their patients in taking more responsibility for their personal health and wellbeing.

"We are thrilled to add yet another exciting new member benefit program to our already growing list," stated Michael Boutot, Executive Director of ACAM. "With a renewed emphasis on wellness and a defined wellness program, we are thrilled to partner with WellPeople to assist us in providing this exciting online tool for our members" concludes Boutot.

“This is an excellent fit with ACAM, a leading pioneer in integrative medicine", notes Jim Strohecker, President of WellPeople. "We look forward to providing ACAM physicians with a significant discount on our Wellness Inventory program. Interactive wellness tools in this leading-edge program include a unique whole-person self-assessment, action step manager and reminders, virtual coach wizard, journal, and progress tracker. This will help patients meet their wellness and lifestyle needs and support physicians in the quest for improved patient health and wellbeing,” adds Strohecker.

About WellPeople

WellPeople is a division of HealthWorld Online, the world's first Internet network for wellness, healthy living, and integrative medicine. The Wellness Inventory (www.WellPeople.com) is a comprehensive, online whole-person assessment and life-balance program that provides insight into an individual’s current state of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing in twelve key dimensions of life. The program offers guidance in determining personal wellness priorities, as well as dynamic, interactive tools to help in achieving sustainable lifestyle change and a renewed sense of health and wellbeing.

The Wellness Inventory enables physicians to create a wellness program for their practice and provide more comprehensive solutions for their patients’ health. The program focuses on individual change readiness and a small-steps approach for continual improvement, and helps patients to stay engaged in healthy lifestyle choices between office visits. Coaching sessions with a staff wellness coach can support and accelerate patient’s progress in creating deeper personal responsibility for their lifestyle choices, and an improved level of overall health.

The Wellness Inventory is licensed as a transformative wellbeing solution for the workplace, healthcare, spa, fitness, and educational markets worldwide. ACAM members will be provided with a significant discount to our program. For more information contact 310-823-9553 or info@wellpeople.com.

About The American College for Advancement in Medicine

he American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating physicians and other health care professionals on the latest findings and emerging procedures in complementary, alternative and integrative (CAIM) medicine. ACAM's healthcare model focuses on prevention of illness and a strive for total wellness. ACAM is the voice of integrative medicine; our goals are to improve physician skills, knowledge and diagnostic procedures as they relate to integrative medicine; to support integrative medicine research; and to provide education on current standard of care as well as additional approaches to patient care. ACAM enables members of the public to connect with physicians who take an integrative approach to patient care and empowers individuals with information about integrative medicine treatment options. Celebrating now more than 40 years of service, ACAM represents nearly 700 medical professionals in all 50 states and in 28 countries. ACAM is the largest and oldest organization of its kind in the world dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of the integrative medicine industry. ACAM enables members of the public to connect with physicians who take an integrative approach to patient care and empowers people with information about integrative medicine treatment options.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.acam.org.


American College for Advancement in Medicine
8001 Irvine Center Drive; Suite 825
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: (949) 309-3520
E-mail: info@acam.org
Web: www.acam.org



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