Susan Haeger Transitions Role

Susan Haeger, Board member of the Integrative Health Policy Consortium (IHPC) stepped into the role of interim Executive Director (ED) over the last two years to assist the organization in strategic and organizational development for impact and growth.  She recently announced her plan

New Congress Focuses on Integrative Health & Wellness

Bipartisan Effort Cites Prevention and Healthcare Delivery Change The bipartisan Congressional Integrative Health and Wellness Caucus has been registered with two new co-chairs at the helm for the 116 th Congress. Representative Judy Chu (CA-21 st ) will serve as the Democratic leader

The Effects of the Shutdown: How Federal and State Government Affairs Intertwine

As we enter the latest week of the Federal Government shutdown, there is still a flurry of activity in the states that impact Integrative Health organizations, practitioners and patients. IHPC is currently tracking 84 bills nationwide with most of the state legislatures looking to res

ACT NOW! IHPC Call to Comment HHS Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force

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.

IHPC Ushers in a New Year of Integrative Health Policy

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 mainstr

National Strategy for Comprehensive Integrative Pain Management Gaining Momentum at 2nd Annual Integrative Pain Care Policy Congress

    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 Acade

The Traditional Chinese Medical View of Pain

Having an undergrad in Aerospace Engineering was probably not the best preparation for acupuncture training.  I was taught there were universal “laws” that could be communicated through equations (F=MA, E=Mc2…), and the cosmos operates predictably within those parameters.  And then I

October Celebrations: Naturopathic Medicine Week and Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day

Did you know that Naturopathic Medicine Week, Oct. 7-13 and Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day (AOM Day), October 24th are coming up soon? This is the perfect time to highlight your professions and bring attention to the fabulous work that you do. There are a number of ways to get

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