Integrative health and healing focuses on the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. Our efforts are aimed at enabling people to stay well by taking care of themselves with the support of an integrated health care team. When people become ill, we support initiatives that integrate the best of allopathic medicine with the full range of proven complementary therapies. The George Family Foundation supports grantees in initiatives that enable people to take greater responsibility for their health and to move upstream from disease care to health care.

A few examples of our grants in this focus area include: 

  • Penny George Institute for Health and Healing at Allina Health, to build the Institute and support the development of integrative programs and practices throughout Allina Health.
  • Mayo Clinic, to support the development of the Healthy Living Program and its extension to health organizations and individuals throughout the United States.
  • Bravewell Collaborative to support fellowships for the integrative leadership program at Duke University.
  • The Institute of Medicine for the planning phase of its Healthy America initiative.
  • The Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota, to support fellowships for advanced practice nurses to be leaders in integrative healthcare institutions.

2013 Integrative Health & Healing Grantees
 

Abbott Northwestern Hospital Foundation                                                                  
In fulfillment of a $175,000 grant to support the Integrative Medicine Research Center.
 
$75,000

Abbott Northwestern Hospital Foundation                                                                 
In support of the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing.

$40,000
Allina Health                                                                                                                   

In support of Dr. Don Berwick’s visit to Allina Health and the University of St. Thomas. 

$10,000
American Medical Student Association                                                                         
In support of the HEART-Integrative Medicine program. 
 
$10,000
Baldwin Area Medical Center                                                                                       

In recognition of its outstanding Healthy Communities Partnership launch

$10,000
The Bravewell Collaborative                                                                                       
In support of 2013 membership dues, the Leadership Award Event and the Bravewell Fellowships for the Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University.
 
$375,000

Buffalo Hospital                                                                                                        
In recognition of its outstanding leadership for the Healthy Communities Partnership.

$10,000
Center for Spirituality and Healing                               

In partial fulfillment of a $150,000 grant to support the Educational Programs Expansion.

 $50,000 
Center for Spirituality and Healing/University of Minnesota Academic Health Center 

In partial fulfillment of a $556,000 grant to support the creation of a fellowship and co-curricular program to prepare advanced practice nurses for leadership roles in integrative healthcare institutions.      

$66,423 
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Foundation
In fulfillment of a $150,000 grant to provide integrative nurse training.
 
$50,000
Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine (CAHCIM)
In partial fulfillment of a $100,000 grant in support of operations and expansion of the Consortium.
 
$50,000
Courage Kenny Foundation at Allina Health

In support of general operations in honor of Jan Malcolm. 

$1,000
Georgia Tech Foundation
In fulfillment of a $300,000 grant to support a collaborative effort between the Predictive Health Institute at Emory University and the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) to develop, launch and implement a new academic track on predictive health within the Master of Science in Health Systems program of ISyE. 
 
$100,000 
Grantmakers In Health
Funding Partner contribution for 2013.
 
$3,000
Hennepin Health Foundation
In support of the University of Arizona Integrative Medicine Residency curriculum within the Family Medicine Residency Program at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
 
$10,000
Hutchinson Health
In recognition of its outstanding partnership development for the Healthy Communities Partnership.
 
$10,000
Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences
In partial fulfillment of a $500,000 grant to support the Institute of Medicine’s Leadership Fund for the planning of the A Healthy America project.
 
$100,000
Mayo Clinic
In partial fulfillment of a $2,000,000 grant to support the development of the Healthy Living Program. 
 
$500,000
Minnesota Public Radio
In support of the Healthy States program featuring Dr. Esther Sternberg. 
 
$25,000
Penny George Institute Foundation
In partial fulfillment of a $100,000 grant in support of marketing and communications for the new Foundation.
 
$50,000
Regina Medical Center
In recognition of its outstanding Healthy Communities Partnership application.
 
$10,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation
In support of Change your Mind|Change the World 2013 program. 
 
$50,000
Total Integrative Health and Healing for 2013                                                     $1,605,423