The Congressional Integrative Health and Wellness Caucus

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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 Vanila Singh M.D. presentation
37.30 minutes Sharad Kohli, M.D. presentation
56.34 minutes-  Q and A
1.00.16 minutes Closing Remarks

The Pain-demic: Fallout from COVID-19
Solutions for Our Worsening Opioid Crisis and the Rising Impact of HealthCare Disparities

COVID-19 has exacerbated the raging opioid crisis driven by the nation’s more than 50 million chronic pain sufferers, magnifying existing healthcare disparities and heightening barriers to essential, cost effective, non-opioid, non-drug pain treatments.

Learn from Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Task Force Chairperson and pain management expert, Vanila Singh, M.D. about the groundbreaking findings and recommendations of her 29-member, inter-agency Best Practices in Pain Management Task Force report.

Learn how the nation’s largest healthcare safety net, our system of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC’s), are leading the way in implementing the HHS Task Force recommendations to cope with the opioid crisis and care for the 29 million children and adults who are part of our rapidly growing Community Health Center population. FQHC family physician Sharad Kohli, M.D. details his “in the trenches” experience with non-drug, innovative pain management programs being piloted in these hardest hit communities.

Speakers:
Vanila Singh M.D.Former Chief Medical Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Chair, HHS Pain Management Best Practices Interagency Task Force; Clinical Associate Professor Stanford School of Medicine

Opioid Crisis: HHS Strategy and Advancing Pain Management
HHS Task Force Pain Management Final Report
HHS Website

Sharad Kohli, M.D. - Family Physician, People’s Community Clinic – Federally Qualified Health Center; Board of Directors, Integrative Health Policy Consortium

An Integrative Pain Management Program in a Federally Qualified Qualified Health Center

Moderator:
David Fogel, MDCEO & Co-founder CHI Health Care; Board of Directors & Co-Chair, Policy Committee, Integrative Health Policy Consortium

This is the first in a series of Congressional Integrative Health and Wellness briefings exploring pressing national health policy issues and innovative solutions hosted by the Integrative Health Policy Consortium – www.ihpc.org