Happenings

Activities of the RAND Research Across Complementary and Integrative Health Institutions (REACH) Center

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Upcoming Conference Presence

American Chiropractic Association, January 2024

  • Payback: How the Opioid Settlement Fund Can Increase Patient Access to Nonpharmacological Treatment, oral presentation by Michele Maiers (Northwestern), with Ryan Burdick

Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference (ACCRAC), March 21-23, 2024

Presentations

  • Faculty Overload – Oral presentation by Carbonelli K (Parker), Harati M (Parker), Hollandsworth D (Parker), Malaya C (Parker)
  • Racial and Ethnic Representation Among Complementary and Integrative Health Graduates – Oral presentation by Margaret D Whitley (RAND) with Nipher Malika (RAND), Patricia M. Herman (RAND), Ian Coulter (RAND), Margaret Chesney (UCSF), Michele Maiers (Northwestern), Emma Bianculli (RAND)
  • Women's Health and Chiropractic: Educational Audit and Development of Core Competencies – Oral presentation by Weis CA (CMCC), Brousseau D (Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières), Doucet C (Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières), Bergstrom C (Umea University), Drake-Land B (University of Toronto), Kopansky-Giles D (CMCC), Gurule N, Wuytack F (Trinity College Dublin), Pohlman KA (Parker)

Posters

  • The role of complementary and integrative health schools in serving underserved communities, Poster presented by Nipher Malika (RAND) with Margaret Whitley (RAND), Patricia Herman (RAND), Ian Coulter (RAND), Margaret Chesney (UCSF), Michele Maiers (Northwestern) Rhianna Rogers (RAND)

International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health, on April 9-13, 2024

Presentations

  • Innovation in Research Training and Capacity Building at CIH Institutions: The RAND REACH Center, panel presentation by Lanay Mudd (NCCIH), Patricia M. Herman (RAND), Ryan Bradley (NUNM), Jim Whedon (SCUHS), Paul Amieux (Bastyr), Brian Anderson (Palmer)
  • Alternatives to Opioids: Using Settlement Funds To Increase Access to Nonpharmacological Therapies – Oral presentation by Michele Maiers (Northwestern) with Patricia M. Herman (RAND), Ryan R. Burdick, Bradley D. Stein (RAND)
  • Developing Preliminary Quality Indicators for Chiropractic Care: A Scoping Review – Oral presentation by Vining R (Palmer), Smith J (Palmer), Anderson B (Palmer), Almquist Z (Palmer), Wong D (Palmer)
  • Dietary Counselling Plus Omega-3 Supplementation in the Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder: the EASe-GAD Trial – Oral presentation by Monique Aucoin (CCNM; University of Guelph) with Laura LaChance (CCNM; McGill), Inge van der Wurff (Open University of the Netherlands), Sean Miller (Peer Connections Manitoba), Umadevi Naidoo (MGH; Harvard Medical School), Andrew Jenkins (Lipid Analytical Laboratory), Kieran Cooley (CCNM, Southern Cross University, University of Technology Sydney, University of Toronto)
  • Racial and Ethnic Representation Among Complementary and Integrative Health Graduates – Oral presentation by Margaret D Whitley (RAND) with Nipher Malika (RAND), Patricia M. Herman (RAND), Ian Coulter (RAND), Margaret Chesney (UCSF), Michele Maiers (Northwestern), Emma Bianculli (RAND)
  • Whole-Health Factors as Mechanisms of Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain in US Active-duty Military – Oral presentation by Shannon ZK (Palmer), Long CR (Palmer), Chrischilles EA (University of Iowa), Goertz CM (DCRI), Wallace RB (University of Iowa), Casteel C (University of Iowa), Carnahan RM (University of Iowa)

Workshops

  • 'First, Do No Harm' - Putting Words into Action for Integrative Medicine and Health – Workshop by Pohlman KA (Parker), Coleman B (Yale), Moore M (Palmer), Funabashi M (CMCC)

Posters

  • Affecting Whole-person Health of U.S. Military Members Through Effects of Chiropractic Care on Low Back Pain: A Mediation Analysis – Poster by Shannon ZK (Palmer), Long C (Palmer), Chrischilles EA (University of Iowa), Goertz CM (DCRI), Wallace RB (University of Iowa), Casteel C (University of Iowa), Carnahan RM (University of Iowa)
  • CIH Providers and the Public Health Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic – Poster by Margaret D. Whitley (RAND), Patricia Herman (RAND), Ian Coulter (RAND), Raheleh Khorsan (SCU)
  • Descriptive Characteristics of Medicare Beneficiaries Utilizing Spinal Manipulative Therapy vs. Prescription Drug Therapy For Neck Pain – Poster by Anderson B (Palmer), Hannah A (Palmer)
  • Development of a Web-Based Diagnostic and Clinical Management Support Tool for Low Back Pain - Poster by Robert Vining (Palmer), Robert Rudin (RAND), Patricia M. Herman (RAND)
  • Gait Health in Individuals With Chronic Non-Specific Neck Pain – Poster by Burton W (Osher Center for Integrative Health, Harvard Medical School), Kowalski M (CMCC), Long C (Palmer), Vining R (Palmer), Hausdorff JM (Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center/ Rush University Medical Center), Manor B, Rist P, Wayne P
  • The Role of CIH Schools in Serving Underserved Communities - Poster by Nipher Malika (RAND) with Margaret Whitley (RAND), Patricia M. Herman (RAND), Ian Coulter (RAND), Margaret Chesney (UCSF), Michele Maiers (Northwestern) Rhianna Rogers (RAND)
  • Whole Health Research: Perspectives From CIH Educational Institutions - Poster by Michele Maiers (Northwestern) with Members of the REACH Research Advisory Board

Past Presentations

Collective Voice

The field of complementary and integrative health (CIH) is broad and this community has many voices. In addition to supporting collective research, the RAND REACH Center provides the opportunity for a collective voice in response to policy issues related to the field. Here are some of the comments submitted by the Center on behalf of our members:

  • In early March 2023, the Center responded to a request for input on the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s draft report: Stakeholder Views on Components of "Patient-Centered Value" in Health and Health Care.
  • In March 2021 the Center provided comments on NCCIH’s DRAFT 2021-2025 National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health Strategic Plan. We were pleased with the extent to which NCCIH had incorporated points made in our previous comments.
  • In July 2020 the Center provided comments to National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) on their 2021-2025 Strategic Plan.