Resources for Advocacy and Policy Initiative in Non-Discrimination
IHPC advocacy and education initiatives began before the Non-Discrimination provisions of the Affordable Care Act went into effect Jan. 1, 2014.
IHPC Comment to CDC on the National Pain Strategy
IHPC presented in 2016 its detailed comments on the U.S. National Pain Strategy formulated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This page includes a summary of high points and a link to the letter sent to CDC.
Presentations for Regional Directors of HHS
• Region 10 meeting with DHHS Region Director Susan Johnson, at Bastyr University on June 10, 2013. Presentation by Deborah Senn (co-hosted by Bastyr University and IHPC). All licensed disciplines and integrative MD’s/clinics participated in this discussion about the importance of the implementation of Sec 2706. PowerPoint Presentation
• Region 9 meeting at Bastyr University/San Diego on February 28, 2013 with DHHS Region Director Herb Shultz: IHPC and Deborah Senn attending (organized by Bastyr University). All licensed disciplines and integrative MD’s/clinics were represented. PowerPoint Presentation
Other Meetings and Presentations
The Hon. Deborah Senn on the Importance of the Non-Discrimination Provision, Section 2706. A Video Commentary of July 11, 2013.
“Affordable Care Act and Beyond: Report from the Stakeholder Conference on Integrative Health Care:”
The conference of September 2010. The report documents discussions that occurred within six workgroups and outlines recommendations proposed by each. The report also provides an update of subsequent activities that took place in the several years afterward. The report is here.
US Federal Agency Guidance
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): 2706 FAQ/Guidance – Health and Human Services (HHS)