Our Mission
Transform healthcare, through evidence-based integrative medicine strategies, to promote well-being, health and healing throughout the lifespan.

Our Vision
A transformed system of healthcare that empowers patients, families and communities to actively participate in their health journeys through shared decision-making with an interprofessional team of clinicians.

Our Goals
Provide education to support the dissemination of knowledge and skills to clinicians and students as well as patients and communities, in order to facilitate the use of integrative healthcare strategies for health promotion and wellbeing.

Engage in research that is pragmatic, innovative and collaborative to inform effective integrative clinical care and integrative medicine education.

Create clinical healing environments where patients and an interprofessional team of clinicians work together collaboratively to define and pursue health goals.

The UW Osher Center for Integrative Medicine is part of a larger collaborative. The Osher Collaborative for Integrative Medicine comprises a group of seven academic Centers funded by The Bernard Osher Foundation to study, teach, and practice integrative medicine. The Osher Collaborative advances the field of integrative medicine through the sharing of knowledge, resources, and best practices.

The seven Osher Centers that comprise the Osher Collaborative are:

  • University of California, San Francisco (endowed in 1998)
  • Harvard University (2001)
  • Karolinska Institutet (2005)
  • Northwestern University (2014)
  • Vanderbilt University (2014)
  • University of Miami (2017)
  • University of Washington (2018)