Following a lengthy period of organizing and discussion with Congressional members, formation of the caucus is announced as the nation faces critical challenges in healthcare reform and management, including the national opioid crisis.
One of IHPC’s long-standing objectives has been to support simple and direct access for members of Congress to the most recent developments about the improved health outcomes and cost-reducing qualities of integrative practice and its increasing adoption within the U.S. healthcare system.
As a result of the bi-partisan leadership of Colorado congressmen — Democrat Jared Polis and Republican Mike Coffman — the Congressional Integrative Health and Wellness Caucus serves as a non-partisan educational forum on up-to-date information regarding the role of integrative health, wellness and medicine. The Caucus provides the opportunity for education and discussion regarding legislative and administrative options that can make integrative healthcare more readily available and affordable through federally-funded programs, including Medicare and Medicaid.
• Take Action as a constituent and urge your Representatives to join this important new bipartisan effort in Congress.
• Learn something about your Representative. Can you make a case for why this caucus will mean something for him or her?
• Know your audience. It is as important as telling your story. If all you know is that they represent you, you could be missing a golden opportunity to connect. Do your homework. How does this become a TEAM effort?