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The Osher Collaborative is committed to providing accessible education about integrative medicine practices to the public to enhance health and well-being for all people.

Food as Medicine Program

Northwestern University

Our patients include those who simply want to eat better, as well as those with health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer and specific pre- and post-surgical nutritional requirements. One-on-one meetings with a dietitian provide an opportunity to discuss your needs and establish a nutritional plan personalized for you.

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Mini Medical School for the Public

University of California, San Francisco

The UCSF Osher Mini Medical School for the Public is designed to provide members of the community the opportunity to see and hear what goes on every day in UCSF’s classrooms and research labs with lectures from the same faculty who are on the front lines, teaching students in the health professions. UCSF Osher Mini Medical School addresses the accelerating public interest in the scientific knowledge behind the health headlines, the role of the consumer in health care decision making, and each citizen’s role in participating in the shaping of health policy.

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Programs

Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital

The program teaches you powerful methods for reducing stress and learning to actively participate in your health and well-being.

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University of California, San Francisco

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight-week program that introduces you to mindfulness practice in the form of sitting meditation, body awareness and mindful movement, modeled by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD.

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Vanderbilt University

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an evidenced-based intervention using the ancient practice of mindfulness being present for and paying attention to your thoughts, body and emotions, using meditation and yoga to encourage present-moment awareness, deep relaxation and gentle movement.

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