Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center at Venice Family Clinic

Health & Wellness
Founded 2005 - Ongoing

Venice Family Clinic’s Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center is the nation’s first health, wellness, and integrative medicine program offered at a free clinic. The Center’s programs provide a wide range of evidence-based integrated services which focus on the whole person and the whole family. In addition to high-quality conventional medical care, integrative medicine services include disease management, prevention, and wellness programs. Multimodal approaches to chronic disease are utilized, including mind-body therapies, acupuncture, chiropractic, and osteopathic care.

The Center’s health, wellness, and integrative medicine programs include mental health services, chronic pain treatment and management, nutritional education, exercise classes, stress management, and obesity prevention and management. The Clinic collects outcome data to measure efficacy and cost effectiveness. Interns and residents rotating through the Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center learn an integrative approach to medical care.

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Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine

The Simms/Mann Family Foundation supports AIHM by awarding scholarships to professionals participating in the Interprofessional Fellowship Program. This two-year fellowship program immerses professionals into an innovative, interactive, and clinically focused curriculum that lays the foundation for integrated care while teaching professionals to work effectively within an interprofessional team.


The Institute for Integrative Health

The Foundation supports the Institute for Integrative Health’s commitment to advancing science with expanded research methods and to exploring new models of health, and discovering fresh ways to engage the public in its pursuit of health.


Simms/Mann Integrative Medicine Lecture Series at MD Anderson

The Foundation supported the creation of the Simms/Mann Integrative Medicine Program Lecture Series at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.


Yale Cancer Center

The Simms/Mann Family Foundation have been longtime supporters of the research endeavors at Yale Cancer Center.


Harvard Medical School – Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

The Foundation supports Harvard Medical School’s Eye and Ear Infirmary Fellowships in Neurotology, along with ENT specialist Dr. Raul Metson.


Bravewell Collaborative

The Foundation is a past supporter of the Bravewell Collaborative, a community of leading philanthropists who work together to transform our health care system through the advancement of integrative medicine.

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