Bi-partisan team of Colorado Reps. Jarde Polis and Mike Coffman creates unique platform for Congress to consider current best practices and research on integrative clinical and cost outcomes to shape policy and legislation. Click on the headline to read the press release.
The Attorneys General of 37 states have co-signed a letter to the private insurance company trade association AHIP, asking for coverage to ensure care providers can deliver non-drug, non-opioid treatment for pain management. IHPC strongly endorses in this Press Release. Click the headline above.
A new campaign from IHPC and partners that recommends non-pharmacological approaches as first-line pain treatment. The Pocket Guide for primary care physicians and their patients shows the new therapeutic order.
Want your voice heard about integrative pain management? The Pain Management Best Practices Interagency Task Force issued its draft report in late Dec. 2018. The comment period is open for the next 90 days. Read more here.
While Congress spent much of 2018 locked in a stalemate, a key integrative health and wellness legislative effort gained traction and was moved to enactment, which created a significant opportunity for 2019. HR6, the SUPPORT Patients and Communities Act (PL 115-271), touted by mainstream media as “the opioid package,” was signed into law on October 28, 2018 and set up the integ
The Integrative Health Policy Consortium (IHPC) again partnered for the 2nd invitation-only Integrative Pain Care Policy Congress, in Boston, on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Sixteen IHPC Partner for Health (PFH) members attended. The Congress was facilitated by the Academy of Integrative Pain Management in partnership with IHPC and Pain Action Alliance to Implemen
This survey, Life in Rural America, conducted for National Public Radio, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, shows that rural Americans identify drug addiction or abuse (including opioids) and economic concerns as the two biggest problems facing their local communities. This summary infographic of the report paints an alarming