Integrative Health Policy Consortium

The Integrative Health Policy Consortium (IHPC) is a not-for-profit corporation that has built a vital network of professional organizations bringing integrative healthcare to the forefront in the United States. The IHPC comprises 26 organizations and institutions and 12 at-large national experts representing more than 650,000 state-licensed, certified pursuant to state law, and/or nationally certified healthcare professionals and academic, research, clinical, and public education organizations who generate annually nearly $27 billion in the U.S. economy.

IHPC is a trusted voice on Capitol Hill. It was founded in 2001 at the request of legislators who wanted an organization representing the consensus voice of the integrative healthcare community, aligned around wellness, health creation, and choice. The IHPC has championed the Congressional Integrative Health & Wellness Caucus and functions as a critical watchdog of the federal agencies overseeing America’s health and health research needs. The IHPC envisions a world with no barriers to health and is focused on promoting a healthier world that incentivizes health creation for all individuals, communities, and the planet.

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The integrative healthcare community knows our nation is suffering from a serious infectious disease. Like a human body with pre-existing chronic illness, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has laid bare the underlying conditions afflicting our

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Over the past few months, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has shifted priorities around the country swiftly and profoundly. Through the lens of the Integrative Health Policy Consortium (IHPC), Capitol Hill has been no exception.

Prior to the pandemic,

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My work in integrative health has spanned 40 years beginning in the 1970s when “alternative medicine” was the only terminology available. Like many integrative practitioners, my professional and personal identity has been largely focused on

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