• Voices
    What does access to the healthcare of your choice mean to you?
  • Healthcare Reform
    The Integrative Healthcare Policy Consortium stands for access for all people to the full range of safe and regulated conventional, complementary and alternative healthcare professionals.
  • Being In Action Makes The Difference!
    Get involved in the healthcare reform movement on a personal and policy level.
  • Strength In Numbers
    IHPC’s Partners for Health program is made up of non-profit educational and advocacy organizations across the CAM / conventional spectrum, working together toward our shared goals.

Welcome to the Integrative Healthcare Policy Consortium

The Integrative Healthcare Policy Consortium advocates for an integrative healthcare system with equal access to the full range of health-oriented, person-centered, regulated healthcare professionals. We envision a national healthcare system devoted to optimal health and well-being.

IHPC Receives Grant To Create Cost-Effectiveness Booklet

IHPC grant from Emerson Ecologics will support creation of an important reference booklet on the cost-effectiveness of integrative health services, in data and in patient stories. Read more...

The Hon. Deborah Senn on Sec. 2706!

The Hon. Deborah Senn discusses the importance of the Non-Discrimination Provision, Sec. 2706!


Getting to the Point

A section of the Affordable Healthcare Act — “Obamacare’’ — is being hailed by patients and practitioners of acupuncture, but it may not give them all they have been seeking.



IHPC Brings 2706, CAHCIM and Allina to Congressional Briefing on
"Easing the US Healthcare Crisis: The Role of Integrative Health Care

IHPC COngressional Briefing

On April 10, 2014, key staffers for numerous members of the US House of Representatives and US Senate were treated to unusual fare at a briefing entitled "Easing the US Healthcare Crisis: The Role of Integrative Health Care." Staff for some 17 US Senators and seven members of the House, together with representatives from ten outside organizations were among the roughly 70% of attendees who signed-in. Among those in attendance were staff members for the powerful US Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee, as well as counterparts from Appropriations and the Special Committee on Aging.


Recent News

Community Health Centers: Disruptive Innovators

Creating a defined new place -- and role -- for licensed complementary, alternative and integrative health practitioners in the nation's redefined workforce: the Community Health Center. Read More

Celebrating Tom Harkin

The national leadership of the integrative health and medicine fields meets in Washington Sept. 29 to honor the contributions of retiring US Sen. Tom Harkin. Harkin has been the leading voice on Capitol Hill demanding inclusion of integrative therapies in the country’s healthcare system. Read More

CoverMyCare Early Media Mentions

IHPC's forthcoming consumer-facing education and information web site CoverMyCare recently appeared in The Integrator Blog, as well as in the integrative health business and marketing web site FON Therapeutics. CoverMyCare will launch in the Fall.
August 21, 2014
by IHPC Editor

IHPC Response to HHS RFI on Section 2706

Follow this summary to download a IHPC's response to the "Request for Information Regarding Provider Non-Discrimination" sent in early June to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Read More...