San Jose Campus President Dr. William
Meeker is a sought-after speaker on chiropractic’s
role in integrative health care.
The Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM) was
launched last year as an evolution of the former American Holistic
Medical Association and the American Board of Integrative Health
and Medicine. The new AIHM has significantly broadened
its scope to include all licensed health professions interested
in integrative health care. San Jose Campus President
William Meeker, D.C., M.P.H., represents the chiropractic
profession on the 18-member AIHM board.
“There’s no doubt that the future of chiropractic will be based on
the ability to interact with the many moving and complex parts of
the overall health-delivery system that the public relies upon,” Dr.
Meeker says. “The scope and special expertise of doctors of chiropractic
as primary care professionals for spinal health and wellbeing
are solutions to major health concerns, not just for people
in the United States, but around the globe. That’s why it’s so important
for our students to learn to work together collaboratively
with other health professionals in informal and formal ways.”
Port Orange Campus President
Dr. Peter Martin is active in integrative
health-care policy organizations.
Palmer has been well-represented in another integrative health
care organization, the Integrative Healthcare Policy Consortium
(IHPC). Port Orange Campus President Peter Martin,
D.C., was appointed to the organization’s Board of Directors in
January 2015, succeeding Dr. Meeker.
“The paradigm shift toward prevention, wellness and health
creation through integrative health care is becoming more of a
reality in the U.S., but in order for widespread change to occur,
persistent pressure and advocacy in the national health-care policy
and legislation sphere is required,” Dr. Martin says.
“Much of the IHPC’s work for 2015 and beyond is targeted toward
the Non-Discrimination Provision of the Affordable Care Act,” he
adds. “The organizations comprising the IHPC are united in their
support of the correct implementation of this provision. I’m
pleased to represent Palmer College, joining other alternative and
complementary health-care provider groups as partners in this