November 28, 2022
The Nova Integration Hub, an initiative of the Nova Institute for Health, is a web-based forum created to empower a transdisciplinary community to share new ideas and ways of thinking, put research findings into practice and policy, and spark creativity, collaboration, and solutions for health and well-being.
We are excited to launch our new Nova Integration Hub today, and we invite you to join the fun!
We created the Hub because we heard time and again that a space like this needed to exist. Colleagues said they too often worked in silos, in competitive and isolated environments, with limited opportunities for collaboration and integration.
We heard that people working across disciplines wanted a dynamic, supportive forum focused on solutions for health and well-being — and they wanted something ongoing, available 24/7, not just at annual meetings. And we longed for a communal space that felt welcoming and non-judgmental — a place for belonging during these times of so much “othering.”
The Nova Institute is all about integration, creativity, and collaboration, so we were excited to work with our partners and colleagues to create just such a place.
We think of the Hub as an online café where people from all walks of life can strike up conversations, exchange viewpoints, review each other’s work, forge unlikely friendships, generate new ideas, and develop collaborations. The Hub is similar to other social networking sites, but tailored specifically for us.
Who will join the Integration Hub?
We hope to engage a broad audience on the Hub — thought leaders, researchers (including early-career researchers), creatives, educators, clinicians, policymakers, advocates, community organizers, journalists, and young people — anyone who wants to make a change in the world. We want every contributor to see themselves reflected in the Hub, no matter what their field of expertise or interest.
What can you do on the Hub?
Ready to jump in? Register at hub.novainstituteforhealth.org, then take a look around! Here are just some things you can do:
- Join or create Groups
- Participate in and start Discussions
- Write a Post to share what’s on your mind
- Connect with other Hub Members
- Read News from the Hub (featuring our inaugural Nova Interview with Dr. Helene Langevin, Director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health)
- Check out Events (including our virtual Nova Annual Conference December 1-2, 2022) and Activities
- Explore the site with our Search feature or using #hashtags
Our Integration Hub Team
We are fortunate to have a terrific team that has been developing and testing the Hub. This includes Dawn Stoltzfus, Senior Director of Strategic Communications, and Airynn Strout, Communications and Development Associate, both with the Nova Institute, as well as Nova Scholar and Director of the Nova Network, Susan Prescott, and Nova Fellow Alan Logan (also author of our new Nova Interviews!). We are working with Fireside Digital to create (and continue to customize, based on user feedback) this unique platform.
We hope you will connect with us on the Hub, say hello, and share your feedback, thoughts, and ideas!