The Mission of the International Hyperbaric Medical Association (IHMA) mission is to improve public health by implementing high ethical and scientific standards for hyperbaric medicine; promoting sound hyperbaric research and treatment protocols; educating the medical community, the general public, decisions makers and policy experts about the benefits of hyperbaric medicine and adjunctive therapies; and working to make hyperbaric medicine more universally available and affordable.

The IHMA represents physicians, medical professionals, wellness providers and consumers regarding concerns associated with insurance companies and government health-care policies related to hyperbaric medicine.