OUR MISSION:
IHPC is Dedicated to Removing the Barriers to Health
OUR VISION:
A World Without Barriers to Health
OUR VALUES:
Health Creation • Collaboration • Patient-Centered Care • Inclusivity • Empowerment • Respect • Transparency • Integrity • Mindfulness • Fairness
(Read more on our mission, vision and values.)

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.

Accomplishments

  • 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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IHPC News

IHPC Sends Letter of Congratulations to New CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure

On June 16, IHPC Co-Chair Margaret E. Erickson PhD, RN, CNS, APRN, APHN-BC on behalf of the IHPC members sent a letter to the New CMS Administrator, Chiquita Brooks-LaSure.  The letter in part stated,”  On behalf of the Integrative Health Policy Consortium (IHPC), we are writing to congratulate you on your recent confirmation to serve as the next Administrator of the U.S.

Financing That Rewards Better Health and Well-Being: A Workshop Series

National Academy of Medicine (NAM) 3-Day Series (2.5 hours per day)   The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) recently hosted a series of three virtual workshops, in    partnership with the Health and Medicine Division of the National Research Council, focused on    “Financing that Rewards Better Health and Well-Being.” The series was designed to explore            payment model

IHPC Shares Information with President-Elect Biden

On December 15, 2020, IHPCs Co-Chair Margaret Erickson, PhD, RN, CNS, APRN, APHN-BD sent a letter on behalf of the organization to President Elect Biden to congratulate him on his victory as well as to provide background information that would be useful for the Transition Team. You may read the letter here Biden Transition Letter from IHPC 121520

IHPC Welcomes HHS Secretary Becerra

On April 6, IHPC Co-Chair Margaret E. Erickson PhD, RN, CNS, APRN, APHN-BC on behalf of the IHPC members sent a letter to the New Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Honorable Xavier Becerra.  The letter stated, “On behalf of the Integrative Health Policy Consortium (IHPC), we are writing to congratulate you on your recent confirmation to serve as the next Secreta