The 2019 US Department of Health and Human Services report, “Pain Management Best Practices Interagency Task Force Report: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations,” made it clear that multimodal and multidisciplinary approaches are the preferred and highest quality treatment for acute and chronic pain conditions, and that there are significant gaps in this approach to pain care. The Center for Innovation in Pain Care (CIPC) was founded in 2020 in recognition of such needs with a special focus on the development and implementation of innovations in pain care using a multidisciplinary, cost-effective, and collaborative approach.
The CIPC’s establishment was also based on evidence showing that effective pain management requires an integrated healthcare delivery model. Integrative healthcare creates innovation by combining conventional and integrative treatments into coordinated approaches to patient care with a special emphasis on a holistic pathway to health and wellness. This strategy results in treating the patient as a whole person rather than just looking at a singular organ system through a siloed treatment.
 HHS, Pain Management Best Practices Interagency Task Force Report: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations, in Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force. 2019, Department of Health and Human Services: Washington DC. p. 1-116.