Integrative health community mourns loss of U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski

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The Integrative Health Policy Consortium (IHPC) recently expressed their condolences for the death of integrative health champion, U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind and her two aids, Zach Potts, and Emma Thomson, in a statement released on Friday, August 5

Walorski was a long-time advocate for integrative health. She served as co-chair of the Integrative Health and Wellness Caucus. In addition, Walorski led efforts to broaden access to non-addictive pain treatments with her sponsorship of the Todd Graham Pain Management, Treatment, and Recovery Act, along with other initiatives.

Walorski and her two staff members were killed in a car accident in their district last Wednesday. The IHPC expressed support for Walorski, Potts, and Thomson’s families, friends, and colleagues, vowing to honor Walorski’s work in the field and continue to advance integrative health.

“Congresswoman Jackie Walorski was a recognized champion for integrative health practitioners and a leader serving as the co-chair of the Integrative Health and Wellness Caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives. Her commitment and passion to promoting health and healthcare policy will be greatly missed” said Margaret Erickson PhD, RN, CNS, APRN, APHN-BC, SGAHN, co-chair of the Integrative Health Policy Consortium in a statement.