IHPC Obtains 501(c)(3) Status, Creating New Opportunities to Advance Whole Health

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The Integrative Health Policy Consortium (IHPC) recently announced that it obtained 501(c)(3) status, official recognition of tax-except nonprofit organizations by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The designation opens new opportunities for funding, partnerships, and a greater impact on policy, according to the IHPC.

Representatives of the IHPC, which exists to advance integrative health policies and practices worldwide, said they hope to use their new status to continue to advocate for a whole health approach to medicine.    

“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our members, supporters, and partners who have been instrumental in helping us reach this milestone,” IHPC representatives said in a statement. “Your unwavering support has played an integral role in our success, and we look forward to continuing our collaborative efforts as we advocate for patient-centered, prevention-oriented healthcare practices.”

To increase awareness around whole health disciplines, the IHPC recently formed an Educational Committee. The new committee is tasked with coordinating with the IHPC Partners for Health to help define, describe, and promote the disciplines and organizations represented by the IHPC.

Another key initiative of the IHPC is to address the effects of pollution on human health. The IHPC recently reported that their Environment and Health Committee is finalizing a whitepaper for publication that includes in-depth research and analysis of the potential risks of environmental pollutants. The organization said that through the whitepaper, they hope to raise awareness and inspire action.