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
(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.


  • 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 Job Announcement – Seeking Qualified Applicants for Executive Director Position

5 October 2021: The Integrative Health Policy Consortium is conducting a search for an Executive Director.  Please share this announcement with interested parties, Position Description:  IHPC is seeking a dynamic Executive Director (ED) with a background in and passion for shared governance or coalition leadership, and will work closely with the Executive Committee to help guid

American Society of Acupuncturists Virtual Conference Sept 10-12

      The American Society of Acupuncturists is hosting a Virtual Conference that runs September 10-12, 2021. https://www.asacu.org/2021/07/asa-2021-virtual-conference/ To register click here:  https://www.asacu.org/product/asa-2021-virtual-conference/ Schedule of Events: Day 1: Friday, September 10, 2021 12 noon – 12:30 PM EDT Welcome & Intro to ASA’s work 1

New Acupuncture Implementation Article Published

David W. Miller, MD, LAc. and colleagues recently published, “Incorporating Acupuncture Into American Healthcare: Initiating a Discussion on Implementation Science, the Status of the Field, and Stakeholder Considerations” in Global Advances in Health and Medicine.  The article reports on a 2019 meeting funding by a grant to the Society of Acupuncture Research from t

Bills Addressing Social Determinants of Health in the 117th Congress (2021-2022)

 Bills Addressing Social Determinants of Health in the117th Congress (2021-2022)  Click the hyperlink of the Bill number to read the bill and sponsor lists. Legislation Number Title Sponsor Date of Introduction Number of Cosponsors H.R.3969 To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to include activities to address social determinants of health in the calculation of