Policy Statements and Letters

IHPC Integrated Healthcare Prevention Priorities report (Presented to the Surgeon General for use by the National Council on Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health), Mar 2011
Action Alert for opposition to the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015,” Oct 2014
Response to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) RFI on section 2706, non-discrimination in the Affordable Care Act, Jun 2014
IHPC response to National Academy of Medicine request for topics for their NAM Perspectives Series, Aug 2014
IHPC recommendations to NIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) on their five year Draft Strategic Plan, May 2015
IHPC Letter to National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH): Make 50% of the Advisory Board Members Licensed Integrative CAM Practitioners, as Congress Intended, Oct 2015
NCCAOM Press Release "Bloating after meals? Acupuncture can help!" Nov 2015
NCCAOM Press Release "Acupuncture: A Solution to the Opioid Crisis?," Dec 2015
IHPC comments on proposed 2016 CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, Jan 2016
NCCAOM Press Release "Let your Love Last: Consider Acupuncture for your Partner this Valentine's Day," Feb 2016
NCCAOM Press Release "Acupuncture found More Effective than Drugs for Chest Pain," Feb 2016
Presidential Candidate letter recommending Integrative Health as a positive platform position, Mar 2016
NCCAOM Press Release "CDC Suggestion to Opioid Crisis," Mar 2016
IHPC response to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) 5-year Strategic Plan, Apr 2016
NCCAOM Press Release "NIH Validates Acupuncture," Sep 2016
NCCAOM Press Release "Large Survey finds Acupuncture Patients Have High Rates of Satisfaction," Dec 2016
Congressional letter recommending Integrative Health as a solution to Opioid Epidemic, May 2017
IHPC response to the FDA’s draft for an “Education Blueprint for Health Care Providers Involved in the Management or Support of Patients with Pain,“ Jul 2017
IHPC’s response to the CMS request for information regarding their innovation center efforts, Nov 2017
Academy of Integrative Pain Management response to the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research request for public comment on their draft Noninvasive, Nonpharmacological Treatment for Chronic Pain: A Systematic Review.  (Coordinated/Wrote the acupuncture section.) Nov 2017
Letter to the Chair of NIH Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee recommending an integrative health professional on their team, Feb 2018
Letter to US Surgeon General regarding applying integrative approaches to pain and the opioid crisis, and requesting a meeting to discuss details, Feb 2018
Response to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Request for Information on the National Coverage Analysis (CAG-00542N) of Acupuncture for the treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain, Feb 2019



Response to call for public comment on the Health & Human Services (HHS) Task Force Draft Report on Pain Management Best Practices: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies and Recommendations, Apr 2019