Expert Meeting on Qi Gong and Tai Chi Sponsoring Organizations and Links
The Healer Within Foundation provides programs and services to improve the health and wellness of diverse populations, through educational programs, health and wellness coaching and easy/accessible mind-body practice by empowering both individuals, groups and institutions. The Healer Within Foundation’s group based self-care plus the benefits of peer-based accountability help individuals, families and communities make informed decisions, make healthful lifestyle changes and take inspired actions
Foundation is a private nonprofit grant making organization
founded in 1985, whose mission is to contribute toward the preparation
of society in meeting the needs of an aging population. Through grants,
the Archstone Foundation supports direct services to the elderly, improves
the training of health and other service providers, informs policy and
decision makers, and develops model programs.
National Blueprint Office at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
support and assistance to more than 50 national organizations that partner
in the National Blueprint Initiative to promote physical activity among
America's older adult population. The National Blueprint Office works
to advance the goals of the Blueprint through various projects and strategic
priorities involving organizations, government agencies, and companies
that advocate healthy aging.
The National Council
on Aging is a national network of organizations and individuals
dedicated to improving the health and independence of older persons and
increasing their continuing contributions to communities, society and
future generations. Its 3800 members include senior centers, adult day
service centers, area agencies on aging, faith congregations, senior housing
facilities, employment services, and other consumer organizations.
The mission of the
Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi is to diffuse the
benefits of Mind/Body Practice -- especially Qigong and Tai Chi -- by
training teachers, conducting research, and educating the public. Traditional
principles of health promotion and character building are carefully revered
while creating accessible programming that allows benefits to reach all
populations from children to seniors in faith-based institutions, businesses,
social service agencies, hospitals, clinics, community centers, schools,
the military, and the justice system.
view the National Blueprint Office, National Council on Aging, and Institute
of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Consensus Report on Qi Gong and Tai Chi