DC FLI 2017

Thank you for attending the 2017 DC FLI!  Please save the date for next year - April 21-23, 2018!
AANP Update: Letters of Support Go From Congress to Secretaries of HHS, VA
Two letters, each signed by several members of the House of Representatives, have been sent to Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Veterans Administration secretary David Shulkin. The letter to Secretary Price urged enforcement of an existing provision in the Public Service Health Act, which requires that, for any service covered by an insurer, the insurer must cover provision of that service provided by any health care profession licensed or certified to provide that service under applicable state law. The letter to Secretary Shulkin urged that the VA accelerate its consideration of the role NDs can play in the VA and that the VA establish an employment code for NDs, paving the way for being more readily able to hire NDs at VA facilities.
The AANP’s top priority of this year’s DC FLI was to urge the sending of these two letters of support to the Departments. The AANP thanks the office of Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., for its leadership on both letters. Additionally, the AANP thanks Reps. Rush, D-Ill., Cole, R-Okla., Hunter, R-Calif., and DelBene, D-Wash., for their support on the HHS letter, and to Reps. Rush, Cole, Hunter, DelBene, Pingree, D-Maine, and Aguilar, D-Calif, for signing onto the VA letter.


Come to the nation's capital and make your voice heard! The FLI will train you to represent the profession through interactive workshops, culminating with meetings on Capitol Hill. You'll also benefit from AANP State Alliance sessions, including an exploration of student involvement in state associations. 
There's no registration cost for students who are dual NMSA-AANP members!

The State Alliance education sessions at the FLI are incredibly timely. On the heels of Massachusetts' licensure win, a dozen state associations will be seeking licensure in 2017 (ID, IL, IN, MI, MN, MS, NJ, NY, NV, NC, OK, RI, WI) - and 4 more will be seeking scope expansion (CA, CO, CT, ND).
On the Federal level, a new Congress and Administration opens up new opportunities for AANP to push for insurance non-discrimination, to have NDs included in the VA, and to emphasize that naturopathic care is a much-needed alternative to opioids for the treatment of chronic pain. (By registering for the FLI, you can also attend the seminar on chronic pain immediately preceding the State Alliance program on Saturday, April 29.) 
Click on the current agenda to see the session topics and speakers.

The DC FLI attracts leaders across the profession.  It’s where the most exciting work of the AANP happens.
  • The FLI builds momentum. 
  • The FLI builds recognition on Capitol Hill of who we are and what we do. 
  • The FLI builds confidence in our message and our spirit. 
  • The FLI builds camaraderie. 
  • The FLI builds relationships.
The first 2 days are set at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel.  The third day takes place entirely on the Hill.  The energy and fun of the FLI are palpable! See what attendees of last year's event said about the DC FLI here.

By participating in the FLI, you’ll not only boost NDs’ priority national advocacy goals... 
  • You’ll hear from thought leaders both inside and outside of the profession.
  • You’ll make terrific contacts from across the country.
  • You’ll bolster your own state association’s ability to make legislative strides.
  • You’ll also build or polish the skill of confidently presenting yourself. 
The FLI is an unparalleled opportunity to grow in your chosen profession, to boost your own state association’s advocacy work, and to advance our most important shared national goals. Be part of the enthusiasm and the electricity that comes from the shared commitment to transform America’s healthcare!  Join in the 2017 DC FLI. 



The DC FLI takes place at the at Hyatt Regency - Crystal City at Reagan National Airport. Discounted room rates are available at $154 until April 6. To obtain that discount, click here.

Questions?  Contact Mike Jawer, Director of Government and Public Affairs: mike.jawer@naturopathic.org or 202-237-8150.