Let’s Put the Health Back in Healthcare

Chronic Pain: In Search of the Underlying Cause A Naturopathic Perspective By Emily Telfair, ND   Within my first few weeks of beginning naturopathic medical school at Bastyr University, I was introduced to a core naturopathic principle, Tolle Causam, or “Treat the Underlying Cau

You Can Change the Integrative Health Landscape

In June, leaders in integrative care and advocacy met at the Integrative Medicine for the Underserved (IM4US) Conference on Capitol Hill. IHCP was honored to support the organizations first ever congressional briefing, Non-drug Solutions to Opioid Use and Chronic Pain Management in Un

You Can Change the Integrative Health Landscape

It was my good fortune to be among the speakers at the initiation of the Congressional Integrative Health and Wellness (IWH) Caucus in March 2018. Three disciplines, chiropractic, acupuncture and naturopathy, were highlighted from the perspective of their contributions to an integrate

The Time is Now! Integrative Health & Wellness Takes Center Stage on Capitol Hill

Any service that is on track to consume 40 percent of the gross national product of the world’s largest economy by the year 2050 cannot be ignored and that service is US healthcare. The reason that IHPC encouraged House of Representative members Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Jared Pol

Future of CMS Innovation Center? Make it Integrative

IHPC has responded to an RFI from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, on the issue of the future of the CMS Innovation Center, known as CMMI

Help Us Grow Membership in the Congressional Integrative Health and Wellness Caucus: Make Sure Your Representative Knows You Care!

IHPC strongly endorses the bi-partisan formation of this important education and community learning resource for members of Congress as non-pharmacologic treatment options for pain management and addressing opioid-driven addiction become central to US health care and public policy.

IHPC’s Major Actions on Non-drug Pain and Opioid Treatment

IHPCs joins integrative health partner organizations to establish the Moving Beyond Medications campaign to emphasize the value of non-pharmacologic treatments for pain and opioid addiction. This position has been emphasized itself by the actions of

Alyssa Wostrel Steps Down as IHPC Executive Director

Seasoned Advocacy Leader, Susan Haeger, Appointed Interim ED — After four years leading significant growth of IHPC, Executive Director Alyssa Wostrel has stepped down to focus on new professional opportunities. Veteran policy and advocacy leader, and IHPC board member, Susan Hae

Policy Underpinnings for Integrative Wisdom

In this short video, IHPC Executive Director Alyssa Wostrel speaks to the policy imperatives IHPC has pursued in support of Section 2706, the non-discrimination provisions of the ACA. Read More

IHPC Comments on CDC Guidelines for Opioids for Chronic Pain

IHPC submits "Comments on proposed 2016 Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain" to Centers for Disease Control. Letter available here. Read More