One of my main goals as a homeopath is to see classical homeopathy obtain a proverbial “seat at the table” when it comes to viable options within the American healthcare system. I would like homeopathy to be truly respected by all segments and levels of our society and be known and perceived as the effective, scientifically proven modality that it is. There are many ways this can be accomplished, but one way in which I have personally been involved is by serving on the Board of Directors as Vice President on the Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC).
The mission of the CHC is “To advance the homeopathic profession by certifying individuals who meet and maintain a recognized standard of professional and ethical competence in classical homeopathy and to assist the general public in choosing appropriately qualified homeopaths.” Furthermore, the CHC envisions a healthcare system that encompasses certified classical homeopathic practitioners to be accessible to all.
One of the projects we’re working on at the CHC is lobbying members of Congress to attend a new bi-partisan Congressional effort (Caucus) led by Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colorado and Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colorado. This Congressional Caucus will provide legislators and other policy and regulatory officials opportunities to understand how shifting focus in healthcare to prevention, health creation, and health promotion can create cost savings while improving health outcomes for Americans. We want homeopathy to be a more pronounced part of that conversation!
To aid in that effort, I am asking for your help. This call to action is about ensuring the elected members of Congress who represent you attend this important Congressional Caucus. Please visit the Integrative Health Policy Consortium (IHPC) website and find the contact information for your elected Representative. Call them and request they, or a staffer acting on their behalf, will attend. The Caucus is on March 15, 2018 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. (EST) in Washington D.C.
For more information about how the CHC is working to forge a path for homeopathy in Integrative Healthcare Reform, read the latest CHC Communique here.
Thank you for reading and for your support of homeopathy!