Topic 16: Growing Health and Wellness Movement

Growing health and wellness movement

"How can the chiropractic profession leverage renewed interest in public health and wellness following Covid-19 and the opioid crisis to create growth in the profession?"

The impacts of Covid-19 and the opioid crisis have created renewed interest in public health, wellness campaigns and preventative medicine. This provides an opportunity for growth in the profession. How can the chiropractic profession leverage its strengths to provide solutions to a public looking for new ways of approaching healthcare?

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“How can the chiropractic profession leverage renewed interest in public health and wellness following Covid-19 and the opioid crisis to create growth in the profession?”

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One of the doctors in our office is on a RAND task for to discuss the need for Allied Professionals being involved to a greater extent with public health and especially to prepare for the next pandemic. They are looking for funding to develop a white paper.

First, we need to get out of the alternative medicine category. Chiropractors deliver a health and wellness message, but it should generally fit into the mainstream medical model. Being in the alternative category makes us just that-a last alternative.
It would also be nice if DCs could get a masters degree in conjunction with chiropractic school. It would probably take a year longer, but I think it would open up more doors for DCs outside of private practice. Perhaps if our schools had agreements with other degree-granting universities, we could get the benefits of chiropractic training with exposure to other health concerns. It would be great to have a bunch of DCs with masters degrees in public health or other health fields.

To me our strength is in promoting health. Sounds pretty simple. Keep that message clean, some will want to know how we promote health ( so tell them ) but by sticking with the truth, we promote health, and staying away from complicating it with focusing on 1000’s of different conditions that may improve -we align with what the public is looking for.

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For more information about the Future of Chiropractic strategic visioning and planning project, please contact:

Elizabeth Klein, Executive Director
Congress of Chiropractic State Associations
Phone: (503) 922-2933
lizz@chirocongress.org
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