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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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Last Chance to Register! IHPC Connects Webinar

Wednesday, October 28, 11:00 – 12:00 ET Dr. Helene Langevin, Director NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health to speak on Research for Integrative and Whole Person Health Register Now Dr. Helene Langevin, Director of the NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), will talk about NCCIH’s mission, the research

COVID-19 communications by providers may trigger regulatory penalties

Byline: Laura Culberson Farr, Executive Director, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians  Since the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic began in March, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration along with the Federal Trade Commission have sent over 300 warning letters to physicians, clinics, individuals, pharmacists, and manufacturing and retail companies reprimanding th

Margaret Erickson: Changing the healthcare paradigm—A holistic nurse’s perspective

Nursing may be one of the most trusted professions around, but Margaret Erickson believes it needs to be elevated and respected at a new level. Nurses and the care they provide are foundational to the healthcare system and play a prominent role in today’s pandemic crisis. Yet nursing care is usually included in hospital budgets, shockingly, as “lodging expenses.”  Erickson is u

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: “Pain-demic” – Fallout from COVID-19 Congressional Briefing

“Pain-demic” – Fallout from COVID-19 Congressional Briefing The Opioid Epidemic and Recommendations for Non-Drug Approaches to Pain Management WASHINGTON, DC – July 30, 2020 – The “Pain-demic” bi-partisan virtual briefing hosted by the Integrative Health Policy Consortium (IHPC) and the Congressional Caucus for Integrative Health and Wellness highlighted how COVID-1