PCC Workgroup on Whole-Person Care and Lifestyle Medicine

The Primary Care Collaborative has convened a workgroup to guide the organization's whole-person care and lifestyle medicine initiative. The workgroup's objectives are to:

  • Promote a deeper appreciation of whole-person health and lifestyle medicine concepts, along with their evidence base.
  • Assess the commitment and urgency of various stakeholder groups to move dimensions of whole health and lifestyle medicine into “mainstream” primary care.
  • Advise PCC on how to effectively pursue whole-person primary care, including examining how PCC levers, such as policy, communication, and collaboration activities, might advance these concepts.

Workgroup Members

Alex Krist, MD, MPH

Co-Chair, NASEM Committee on Transforming Health Care to Create Whole Health; Professor of Family Medicine and Population Health, Virginia Commonwealth University

Amy B. Locke, MD, FAAFP

Chair, Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health; Chief Wellness Officer, University of Utah Health

Bob Chestnut, MD

Chief Medical Executive Director, Cummins, Inc.

Brandon Wilson, DrPH, MHA

Senior Director, Center for Community Engagement in Health Innovation, Community Catalyst

Brenda Reiss-Brennan, PhD, APRN

Mental Health Integration Implementation Science Senior Advisor, Intermountain Healthcare

Cara Nikolaiski, PhD, MPH

Senior Director, UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care, UPMC

Christina Bell, MHA

Director, Healthcare Strategy, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions

David Weathington, MS, MBA

Vice President, Network and Value Based Solutions, Elevance Health

John Morgan, MD

Medical Lead, Waymark Care

Karen Johnson, PhD

Vice President, Practice Advancement, American Academy of Family Physicians

Katherine Suberlak, MA

Senior Vice President, Population Health, Oak Street Health

Kavitha Reddy, MD, FACEP

Associate Director of Employee Whole Health, VHA Office of Patient-Centered Care and Cultural Transformation

Padmaja Patel, MD, FACLM

President Elect, American College of Lifestyle Medicine; Vice President, World Lifestyle Medicine Organization

Amanda Pears Kelly

Chief Executive Officer, Advocates for Community Health


PCC's initiative on whole-person care and lifestyle medicine is funded by:

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