May Director’s Update

May is always an exciting month for the naturopathic profession! On May 2nd the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) DC Federal Legislative Initiative (DC FLI) will take place on Capitol Hill. AANP will offer workshops to prepare participants to educate US elected officials on naturopathic legislative priorities. ND practitioners and students will meet with Senators’ and Representatives’ offices on the final day of the DC FLI. This is an important time for practitioners, students, and supporters of naturopathic medicine. It gives us a chance to let our collective voices be heard, network and learn vital information about how NDs fit into health policy.

This year AANP is requesting inclusion in Medicare. The AANMC will also be taking part in a meeting with the House Committee on Energy and Commerce to educate them on the role of NDs in the health care system and ask for inclusion in graduate medical education. In April, we attended western and central regional meetings for the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions. We educated advisors on how to spot a potential ND candidate and in general on naturopathic medical education and admissions. If you know of a pre-health advisor who would benefit from knowing about naturopathic medical education and the work of the AANMC, please forward their information or have them contact

In May we will also be hosting a webinar with Dr. Alan Christianson, who you may have seen on the Today Show and Dr. Oz. He is often tapped by media professionals to discuss his books, practices, and give his expert opinion on health topics. During our May 20th webinar he will discuss how you can naturally combat fatigue and weight gain with The Adrenal Reset Diet. Registration is live on our website. Register today!

In health, Dr. Jo


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