Congress Recognizes Naturopathic Medicine
9/17/2013
Mike Jawer
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
by: Mike Jawer

Section: State and Federal Advocacy




On September 10, the US Senate approved AANP’s resolution to create a Naturopathic Medicine Week on October 7-13 of this year.
 
This is the first time that Congress has passed legislation with the word “naturopathic” in the title.
 
The Resolution (S. Res. 221) recognizes the value of naturopathic medicine in providing “safe, effective, and affordable health care” and encourages Americans to learn about the role of naturopathic physicians in preventing and treating chronic and debilitating conditions.
 
AANP has provided its members with a full palette of event ideas, promotional strategies, and downloadable resources on our Naturopathic Medicine Week webpage.  The goal is for practicing members, student members, medical schools and affiliate associations to collaborate on events and activities in their community.  A button on the web page allows members to post the details about their event so that AANP can track activities nationwide.
 
This is the first of what we expect will be annual Naturopathic Medicine Weeks, each one more successful in making the public, prospective patients, legislators, the media, and opinion leaders aware of the benefits of naturopathic medicine.
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