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The Research and Education Committee is responsible for planning and soliciting the development and presentation of educational materials for:

  1. Patient Education
  2. Provider training
  3. Administrative training and implementation

This will include multimedia patient education materials, including multilingual and low-literacy patient education materials, durable material on the website for provider clinical training and administrative training, and the scheduling of learning opportunities, to include the annual conference and possible webinars or regional trainings. This committee will also facilitate mentoring and one-on-one training through a Speakers’ Bureau and the sponsoring of forums on the website.



The Equity Diversity Inclusion (EDI) Committee, formerly the Multi-disciplinary Committee (MDC), includes practitioners, advocates, researchers, and students who are part of IM4US. Our focus is creating a healed society where all people have access to the support and care that they need. This goal motivates us to address racism and oppression as an essential part of our organization’s work. EDI members participate on the IM4US board and all other committees to bring this perspective to our organization. We collaborate with individuals, community-based organizations, and health care institutions who are working towards health equity with attention to the role of integrative health care. We bring together the IM4US aim of accessible integrative health care for all with broader efforts for justice, through supporting our annual conference, educational materials, and advocacy efforts.



The objectives of the IM4US Policy:

  • To identify and engage potential stakeholders and partners in advocating for policies at the local, state, and federal levels that promote the inclusion, use of, and reimbursement for interdisciplinary integrative health care services especially as it relates to underserved populations.
  • To update the original IM4Us White Paper and promote the idea that based on health outcomes data, cost-effectiveness, and accessibility, integrative health care should be considered the standard of care.
  • To create a clearinghouse of resources on best practices, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of integrative health care which can be used by IM4US members to affect policies at the clinic, local, state, and federal levels.
  • Examples where members may take advantage of this:
    • A clinic that wants to incorporate group medical visits but needs support on how to start them, as well as how to make the case to their administrators.
    • An organization advocating for the inclusion and reimbursement of home birth on a particular state’s Medicaid plan.
    • An organization advocating the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) for the inclusion and reimbursement of naturopathic physicians on a federal level.



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