Beth Clay

Ms. Beth Clay is the Executive Director and Director of Government Relations for the International Chiropractors Association (ICA).

Beth is a globally recognized expert on complementary and alternative health policy and a strong advocate for health freedom. In addition to her work in the non-profit world, Beth has worked on complementary and alternative therapy regulatory, research, and policy issues both in government and the consulting world.
Beth served seven years at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the international, rare diseases and alternative health activities before being invited to join the staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee where she served as Senior Professional Staff member in charge of the health oversight portfolio including a major investigation looking at the role of complementary and alternative therapies in the U.S. health care system. Her work played a role in seeing the first major clinical trial in Chelation Therapy for cardiovascular disease as well as the acceptance of Dr. Dean Ornish's and Dr. Herbert Benson's programs being accepted in Medicare. After leaving Capitol Hill, Beth consulted with numerous corporate and non-profit organizations on issues ranging from complementary and alternative therapies to business development in the Middle East.

With the ICA she is currently focused on improving the access and coverage for chiropractic care in all federal health programs especially those who cover our seniors, our military, military retirees, and veterans and their dependent families members and advocating for increased research resources for the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the NIH and for increased funding for basic science and clinical research in chiropractic.


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