The Healthy US Collaborative, founded in 2018, is led by two highly-accomplished thought leaders and philanthropists in the field of Integrative Medicine whose earlier work in The Bravewell Collaborative brought the practice of Integrative Medicine mainstream within the clinical and academic world across America.
Having successfully elevated Integrative Medicine to include a national network of educators and practitioners, Christy Mack and Ann Lovell are now fostering consumer initiatives under the banner of “health and well-being.” The overarching objective for The Healthy US Collaborative and all of its endeavors is to build public awareness and adoption of Whole Health. Its first, signature initiative, TakeCare, invites people to take care of their Whole Health: Mind, Body, Spirit, and Community. Through powerful storytelling, education, community support, and tools and resources, TakeCare inspires a Whole Health movement for all.
The Bravewell Collaborative was a community of leading philanthropists who worked together from 2001 to 2015. They partnered with physicians, researchers, and educators who successfully transformed the healthcare system by fast-tracking Integrative Medicine into mainstream medicine. The Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health was formed in 2005 with Bravewell’s support, which began with seven academic medical centers and is now 76 and growing.
Bravewell’s influence and support contributed to numerous other initiatives, elevating Integrative Medicine within America’s healthcare system. Bravewell’s successes now serve as a springboard for The Healthy US Collaborative’s consumer-facing programs to promote health and well-being.
Co Founder and Chair
Co Founder and Vice Chair