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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IHPC announces new stakeholder briefing in January

Designed for elected officials, members and staff, this one hour virtual briefing will provide 2021 federal policy updates within the integrative health segment. The briefing will provide robust information for Partners for health and their staff. There will be a $5 registration fee to join the zoom webinar. The proceeds will be used to support IHPC policy initiatives in 2022.

Food as Medicine in California… and beyond.

By Fasih Hameed MD At the end of 2021, California will wrap up a 3-year pilot study of Medically Tailored meals for CHF patients. While the data analysis is underway, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has decided to move forward with expansion of the food-as-medicine program. An in-lieu of service (ILOS) benefit through the California Advancing Innovation in Medicai

IHPC and other groups request $6 million in funding for HHS Office of Climate Change and Health Equity

IHPC is among 32 organizations, including the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments and the Children’s Environmental Health Network, to sign on to a letter requesting $6 million in funding for the new Health and Human Services Office of Climate Change and Health Equity (OCCHE) in Fiscal Year 2022. The letter has been sent to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Appr

Senate Releases Fiscal Year 2022 Proposed Funding Bills

On October 18, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee released its remaining draft Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 appropriations bills, including the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education appropriations bill, which funds many federal agencies important to the integrative health community. In a typical year, the committee would have acted on the bills many months ago. However,