IHPC is Dedicated to Removing the Barriers to Health
A World Without Barriers to Health
Health Creation • Collaboration • Patient-Centered Care • Inclusivity • Empowerment • Respect • Transparency • Integrity • Mindfulness • Fairness
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Major Policy Issues

  • Pain & The Opioid Crisis

    Our Integrative Approaches to Pain and Addiction Committee - IAPAC - working to bring proven effective options to care.
  • The Water in Flint

    Environmental catastrophes like the water in Flint, MI, also require the whole-person view of health.
  • Ending Insurance Discrimination

    Health insurers - both private and public - must begin to expand access to integrative care.


  • IHPC was created as a results of the NED conference of 2001 held at Georgetown U. The leaders of the emerging academic and professional organizations responded to the interest expressed by members of Congress to be kept informed of the advance of integrative health and medicine in America. (See our complete list of Accomplishments here.)
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Finding Clarity in Crisis

Reevaluation, vision and opportunity In times of trouble or when crisis strikes, what is most important to us usually becomes crystal clear. The global pandemic and the surging movement to finally end systemic racism have sharpened that clarity for IHPC through its mission to eliminate barriers to health for All.  Over the last four months that has translated into increasing ou

Statement from the Integrative Health Policy Consortium

House Appropriations Committee Supports IHPC Priorities July 14, 2020 The Integrative Health Policy Consortium (IHPC) praises the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee for including language in two recent reports accompanying the Fiscal Year 2021 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations and the Fiscal Year 2021 Military Constructions, Veter

The Congressional Integrative Health and Wellness Caucus

Co-Chairs Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA) and Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN) Friday, July 24, 2020 at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET 0:00 minutes –  Pre-briefing rotating credits 1.30 minute –  Opening remarks – David Fogel, M.D. 4.40 minutes –  Congressmember Judy Chu remarks 9.10 minutes – Congressmember Jackie Walorski remarks 12.21 minutes Vani

IHPC Requests Capitol Hill Leaders Support Integrative Health Sector in Expanded COVID-19 Stimulus #3

The Honorable Mitch McConnell                             The Honorable Charles E. Schumer Majority Leader                                                         Minority Leader United States Senate                                                United States Senate Washington, DC  20510                                            Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi