"John Weeks, ACCAHC's executive director, has been an writer, organizer, executive and consultant in the field of integrated health care for over two decades. Weeks has helped organize the most significant multidisciplinary collaborative forums among disciplines and stakeholders, including: the Clinician Work Group on the Integration of CAM for the Office of the Insurance Commissioner for the State of Washington (1997-1999); three Integrative Medicine Industry Leadership Summits which involved leaders of all healthcare stakeholders (2000-2002); the National Policy Dialogue to Advance Integrated Care: Creating Common Ground (2001); the Integrated Healthcare Policy Consortium, for which he served on the steering committee (2002-2008); Collaboration for Healthcare Renewal Foundation (2001-2004); and organizing and directing the National Education Dialogue (NED) to Advance Integrated Healthcare: Creating Common Ground (2004-2006).Weeks co-founded ACCAHC as part of the NED process. He currently serves as an alternate member, for ACCAHC, on the Institute of Medicine Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education.
"Weeks publishes the Integrator Blog News & Reports (www.theintegratorblog.com) which has as its mission linking leaders of integrative healthcare organizations and businesses on key policy, economic and academic issues. He currently writes regular columns for The Pain Practitioner (AAPM), Integrative Medicine: A Clinician's Journal, IntegrativePractitioner.com, the consumer-oriented Alternative Medicine, and for The Huffington Post. Weeks' writing and research on the business of integration has been widely referenced and utilized, in such media as Newsweek, Modern Healthcare, Hospitals and Health Networks, New York Times, Boston Globe, and in various foundational works in the evolving field such as the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy (2002), the Bravewell Collaborative’s Clohesy Report (2003) and the Institute of Medicine’s CAM investigation (2005). In 1996, the NIH contracted with Weeks to write a paper on the coverage issues in integration. Weeks has consulted and presented widely on integration strategies for numerous hospitals, complementary healthcare educational institutions and professional associations, managed care firms and conventional academic health centers. He is particularly proud of service as an outside consultant to the World Health Organization's 2014-2023 Traditional Medicine/CAM strategic plan. Weeks attended Stanford University for 3 years, writing poems and studying history. He has been granted honorary doctorates from Bastyr University, National University of Health Sciences, and Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. He views as a high accomplishment taking a 3 year (working) sabbatical with his family in Costa Rica and Nicaragua (2002-2005). Based principally in Seattle, he has moved with his spouse and 16 year-old daughter, and his home office, to Rincon, Puerto Rico for the 2012-2014 school years."