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116th Congress Focuses on Integrative Health & Wellness
Call Your Representative Now!

The bipartisan Congressional Integrative Health and Wellness Caucus has been registered with two new co-chairs at the helm for the 116th Congress. Representative Judy Chu (CA-21st) will serve as the Democratic leader with Representative Jackie Walorski (IN-2nd) as the Republican leader, replacing former Caucus co-chairs Colorado Congressmen Polis and Coffman, respectively. Read More & Take Action Today!

37 State AGs tell insurance industry non-opioid pain treatment options are essential

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.

Non-Pharma Approaches to Pain & Wellbeing

MOVING BEYOND MEDICATIONS

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.

Future of CMS Innovation Center? Make it Integrative

IHPC response to CMS RFI on CMMI: evidence on quality and cost effectiveness that aligns strongly with CMS' own Triple Aim goals for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and reducing the costs of care.

 



Recent News

Veterans Administration Makes Strides in Integrative Health Programs

Programs that support the concepts of integrative health and wellbeing are gaining traction at the Veterans Health Administration. According to Ben Kligler, M.D., director of the Integrative Health Coordinating Center at the VA’s Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation, this huge organization, with 140 centers treating six million patients annually, is seein

Practitioners Describe the Promise of Team-Based Integrative Approaches to Pain Management

Collaboration and a team approach is an important part of the solution for addressing non-opioid, integrative therapies for pain management, health and wellness, according to two of the presenters at the recent 2nd meeting of the Congressional Integrative Health and Wellness Caucus in Washington, DC on March 6th. The presentations were part of a larger program devoted to addres

John Weeks Interviews Dr. Andrew Weil on his Recent Generous Gift of $15 Million

IHPC Board Member John Weeks recently interviewed Andrew Weil MD on his monetary gift $15 million to the University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. This contribution will allow the center to leadership roles and staff and support a much larger strategic plan for the future.   Read More Here

Harvard T. Chan Releases Whole-Person Care Report Based on Flourish Index

Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, released a much-anticipated manifesto in JAMA on April 2, 2019 that dramatically shifts the philosophy of patient care from an “absence of disease or infirmity” to a concept that embraces whole-person care and patient well-being. This important paradigm change that “reimagines health” is a concept that is