IHPC Board Retreat Highlights: EDI, Organizational Restructure and Capitol Hill

The IHPC board elevated the importance of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) at its January board retreat by creating a Standing EDI Committee.  The committee will ensure that IHPC is consistently working to build a diverse and inclusive organizational culture and membership and th

Integrative medicine pioneer David Fogel to collaborate on IHPC Capitol Hill Outreach

Moving IHPC policy goals forward takes ongoing and consistent effort with all hands on deck and boots on the ground. That is why IHPC has announced its 2020 Capitol Hill Outreach efforts will include a new collaborative partnership with David Fogel, MD, founder of the groundbreaking i

IHPC to host annual board retreat

The Integrative Health Policy Consortium (IHPC) will hold its annual board retreat next month. On January 23-26, 2020, the board will gather at Life University in Marietta, Ga., to discuss a restructuring of the consortium’s governance, as well as legislative priorities of their Partn

AIHM Conference Highlights: Connecting with like-minded movements

The Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine’s (AIHM) annual conference is well known for many things, including an outstanding speaker program and prestigious awards that recognize deserving individuals in the integrative health community. But this year the real highlight of “Peopl

Meet Tracy Bowen–IHPC’s new Executive Director

While a nonprofit organization’s life blood is its members and the passion behind its grassroots movement, it is also vital to acknowledge the importance of an executive director who works tirelessly to connect the dots and keep all the moving parts in order. With that in mind, IHPC i

Integrative health community endorses Social Determinants Accelerator Act

In what is being called a great first step by the integrative health community, Congress has proposed bipartisan legislation to help manage costs and improve outcomes for Medicaid recipients with help on a state and community level. The Social Determinants Accelerator Act introduced i

HHS Pain Management Report offers unprecedented potential to support advancement of integrative pain management protocols

The recent release of Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force Report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is an unprecedented opportunity to shed light on the potential of integrative and non-pharmacological approaches to pain management, accordin

Tracking Pain in America: Patient outcomes and insights in an evolving pain management environment

Pain Insights, Inc. announces a comprehensive market research study conducted among 1,044 patients with moderate-to-severe chronic pain and measured patient views/satisfaction/outcomes on the use of opioids, non-opioids, OTCs, and non-pharmacologic therapies for treatment of chronic p

Group medical visit innovations improve access and advance integrative health equity

Group medical visits are exceptional methods delivering critical components of integrative health care for treating and reducing the risk of a wide variety of chronic diseases, particularly in underserved populations. A Special Focus Issue on Innovation in Group-Delivered Services is

ASA provides comments to CMS regarding proposed study of acupuncture for chronic low back pain

A proposed study from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on acupuncture for chronic low back pain represents what the IHPC Partner for Health, American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA), called a massive step toward incorporation of acupuncture into national health car