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Zev Schuman-Olivier, MD

A Model for Healthcare Systems: How Mindfulness has been Integrated into Cambridge Health Alliance

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What You'll Learn

  • Learn how CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion is taking a systems-approach to comprehensively integrating mindfulness into how they train leadership, support medical staff, and care for patients

  • Learn about the innovative, insurance-reimbursable Mindfulness in Primary Care program, and how this model can transform the way you support patient health

  • Hear advice on how to bring mindfulness initiatives into your healthcare institution

About Zev Schuman-Olivier, MD

Zev Schuman-Olivier, MD is the Director of the CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, Medical Director for Addiction Services as well as Director of Addiction Residency Education and Mindful Mental Health Service at CHA. Dr. Schuman-Oliver is faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Data Sciences at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. As a board-certified addiction psychiatrist, he has been involved with research and clinical care of patients with addiction, mental illness, and chronic pain both in mental health and primary care settings. He is a founding member of the Mindfulness Research Collaborative and is part of the NIH Science of Behavior Change Initiative. He is principal investigator of the MINDFUL-PC project, which is leading the way in integrating mindfulness into the patient-centered medical home. He is Director of the Clinical Core for the NCCIH program project grant on synergistic approaches to chronic pain treatment. Finally, he led the development of the MySafeRx integrated technology platform and has been studying the impact of compassionate, motivational mobile recovery coaching and remote daily supervised medication dosing on medication adherence during opioid use disorder treatment. For a downloadable handout of the STOP-ACHE-GO practice click here.

To become certified as a Mindfulness in Primary Care Group Leader you can learn more about CMCs upcoming online training program here.

About Hani Chaabo, MD

Dr. Chaabo is a family medicine physician and mindfulness teacher specializing in integrative medicine. He helps people lead a life full of their fullest potential. His experience ranges from working with refugees living in camps in Lebanon, to implementing healthcare institutional wellbeing initiatives in the United States. He is trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) which is the most extensively studied mindfulness intervention in healthcare. He developed a mindfulness based lifestyle change program delivered in individual, online and group settings, and currently runs a stress reduction clinic in an underserved area of California. You can learn more about his work at the Stress Reduction Clinic and on his website.

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  1. Lisa October 7, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    Deeply informative – a real conversation about compassion in the context of self and community. Thanks to all the speakers for daring to be vulnerable. Much gratitude for focus on implicit bias and health care inequities.

    Thank you!

  2. Kanchi October 7, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    It seems ultimately that at the heart of every truly meaningful contribution to the upliftment of humanity is a very personal story. Dr Schuman has taken his own struggle with well-being and transformed it in a way that has supported more than just himself. I really appreciated the honesty and compassion of this conversation. Thank you !

  3. Bernadete Lopes October 5, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    What a wonderful work done at CHA Dr. Schuman! Thank you very much !

  4. Bernadete Lopes October 5, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    What a wonderful work done at CHA! Thank you so much for all your help !

  5. Mayu Gonzalez October 5, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    Thank you so much Sr. Schuman, Inspiring conversation on the good that can come out for a better healthier world.

  6. Mayu Gonzalez October 5, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    Thank you so much Dr. Schuman. Inspiring vision for all to encompass and contribute to a better healthier World!

  7. Jean Ellis-Sankari October 5, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    This was a fabulous conversation. You both modeled the essentials of mindfulness and compassionate discussion. Thank you. I have hope for healthcare and our world.

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