A Healthy World Through Healthy People
Founded in 1985, the American Association of Naturopathic
Physicians (AANP) is the national professional society
representing naturopathic physicians who are licensed
or eligible for licensing as primary care providers.
Policy is established through a House of Delegates,
which consists of representatives from 34 state naturopathic
associations, four naturopathic specialty societies
and the four recognized naturopathic medical programs.
membership has grown to over 1800 members including
students, supporting and corporate members, as well
as approximately 40% of the estimated 1500 eligible
Naturopathic Physicians practicing nationwide.
Nearly 80% of today’s naturopathic physicians
entered practice during the modern rebirth of naturopathic
medicine, which commenced in the early 1970s and parallels
the broader public interest in natural health care.
development of nationally standardized licensing
of an annual national convention
in achieving US Department of Education recognition
of the accrediting agency for naturopathic education
of the quarterly newsletter, The Naturopathic
of research needs of the profession
of Standards of Practice
of major demographic survey
media exposure on national television
of policy recommendations to the White House
Commission on CAM policy
the visibility and understanding of naturopathic
medicine among the general public.
the numbers of quality naturopathic physicians to
serve the public through:
recruitment for the colleges, expansion of the
educational system, and maintaining the CNME
recognition by the DoE; as well as maintaining
federal recognition of our colleges.
the number of jurisdictions that license
identify naturopathic medicine and its standards for
the profession and in the national consciousness.
integration in to the national health care system.
the successful practice of naturopathic physicians.
the representation of the profession in the AANP.
the efficacy of naturopathic medicine by continuing
research, setting strategic goals and develop a
socio-political model of integrated and effective
naturopathic health care.
of Naturopathic Medicine