DFM Programs

The Program for Integrative Medicine & Health Care Disparities

The Program for Integrative Medicine and Health Care Disparities is part of the Department of Family Medicine at Boston Medical Center. Created in 2004, the integrative medicine program includes a collaboration of clinical services, research, and medical students/resident education. Our mission is to use integrative medicine to improve the health of our patients regardless of income; advance the evidence-base for complementary and alternative therapies–specifically for underserved populations–through research and dissemination; and promote the adoption of the integrative health care model through medical student and resident education.

Boston Healing Landscape Project

The Boston Healing Landscape Project, located in the Department of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, has since 2001 been examining how the therapeutic landscape of the U.S. has changed in corresponding ways. This richly textured world of healing represents the new face of culturally and religiously grounded complementary and alternative medicine in America.