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Military Veteran Healthcare: Improving Awareness and Access to Integrative and Functional Medicine Solutions with Dr. Bianca Garilli

With over 22 million military veterans in the United States, the topic of veteran healthcare is an important one. Veterans’ health needs vary greatly depending on their time/era of service and types of exposures and experiences during their military service. Approximately 2/3 of veterans are being seen by local community healthcare providers. However, according to a recent RAND study, only 2% of civilian healthcare providers have the understanding necessary to effectively work with this population. This webinar is meant to introduce veterans’ unique needs and characteristics to community healthcare providers and to explore the role of integrative and functional medicine solutions in the support of their healing journey.

Join us as we welcome Hawthorn faculty member Bianca Garilli, ND for the webinar Military Veteran Healthcare: Improving Awareness and Access to Integrative and Functional Medicine Solutions.

The goal of this important webinar is to increase awareness of the healthcare challenges facing the nation’s veterans and to explore emerging integrative and functional medicine solutions to solve these issues. This will include:

• Reviewing veteran community demographics;
• Discussing the unique set of healthcare challenges facing veterans;
• Exploring current integrative and functional medicine approaches available both in the veteran administration and within the private sector;
• Understanding current healthcare gaps that continue to exist for veterans;
• Bringing forth and discussing innovative ideas for being part of the much needed solution.

Dr. Bianca Garilli is a former US Marine turned Naturopathic Doctor (ND). She runs a private practice in Northern California and consults with integrative and functional medicine leaders, including the Institute for Functional Medicine and Metagenics. She is passionate about optimizing health and wellness in individuals, families, companies and communities one lifestyle change at a time. Dr. Garilli has been on staff at the University of California Irvine, the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine, and is on faculty at Hawthorn University. She is immediate Past-President of the Children’s Heart Foundation, CA Chapter and is currently deep in the trenches with the Military and Veteran Functional Medicine Health Initiative. Dr. Garilli feels blessed to have been married to her husband and best friend for over 20 years and to be mom to two amazing children; her family spends time together on the baseball and softball fields, cooking, eating, gardening, skiing and camping.

Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.