Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Congressional Integrative Health and Wellness Caucus

key words: advocacy, integrative health, opioid crisis, non-pharm options in healthcare, patient-centered care models, Congressional Integrative Health and Wellness Caucus 


When our politicians learn more about the integrative health and wellness movement as part of mainstream U.S. healthcare from recognized experts, they can make better informed decisions when voting on health-care related legislation.

What
Invite your U.S. House Representative to the March 15th, 2018, D.C. luncheon, Congressional Integrative Health and Wellness Caucus to learn more about Integrative Health during lunch.



How

Not sure who your U.S. House representative is?  Use this look-up tool.


Sample Script 
Here is a sample script for your email: 
Share a brief personal reason why this issue is important to you (constituent/voter).

"Hello, I am ___(name)__ and my zip code is ___.
As your constituent, I urge you to attend the Congressional Integrative Health and Wellness Caucus on Thursday, March 15th.
 
 
Event details are here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/amidst-opioid-crisis-new-caucus-will-focus-on-integrative-health-solutions-registration-42686697060  
This is an introductory educational briefing with lunch. 
Health care and access to integrative health as part of my health care team is important to me and my family.  I hope you are able to attend this briefing or meet with one or several of the speakers."
If it is after March 15th, you can still contact your representative and connect them to some of the resources that were available at the luncheon.  Here are the published contact details:




What is the Integrative Health and Wellness Caucus?
The Integrative Health and Wellness Caucus is a bipartisan Congressional effort.


Published Schedule and Speaker Panel for the 2-hour luncheon, March 15th, 2018:



Background
What is the Integrative Health Policy Consortium (IHPC)?


It is a national policy and advocacy voice of integrative health and wellness healthcare professionals.  It represents 24 health professional organizations and 600,000+ healthcare providers.


















Resources

New Congressional Caucus on Integrative Health and Wellness Formed

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