Center for Health Policy & Leadership Blog

Legislative Efforts

Naturopathic medicine supporters from around the country convened in Washington DC for the annual DC Federal Legislative Initiative (DC FLI) in April. DC FLI lets members of Congress learn about the benefits of naturopathic medicine and upcoming legislative bills to support the profession. This year’s event focused on legislation to integrate naturopathic doctors as Medicare health care providers and to implement a second annual Naturopathic Medicine Awareness Week.

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Posted by Heather Carrie, CHPL Director on Thu, 05/22/2014 - 6:20pm
Tags: Legislative Efforts, naturopathic medicine, Events

On April 14, 2014, with bipartisan support and Governor Martin O’Malley’s signature, Maryland became the 18th state to license naturopathic doctors (NDs). The newly signed law provides the people of Maryland greater access to comprehensive naturopathic health care by licensed professionals.

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Posted by Heather Carrie, CHPL Director on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:35am
Tags: Legislative Efforts, naturopathic medicine

On March 4, naturopathic medicine supporters convened in Sacramento for the annual California Naturopathic Doctors Association’s (CNDA) Lobby Day. This event offers California legislators the opportunity to learn about the benefits of naturopathic medicine and an upcoming legislative bill the CNDA plans to support later this year.

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Posted by Heather Carrie, CHPL Director on Thu, 03/20/2014 - 4:24pm
Tags: California Naturopathic Doctors, Legislative Efforts

With renewed energy, Bastyr University’s Center for Health Policy and Leadership (CHPL) supports ongoing efforts that encourage active participation in public affairs to promote health and well-being.

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Posted by Heather Carrie, CHPL Director on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 12:53pm
Tags: Events, Health Policy, leadership, Legislative Efforts

April 26-28 The Washington DC Federal Legislative Initiative (DC FLI) brings naturopathic doctors, naturopathic medical students, and supporters of naturopathic medicine together to meet with federal legislators to advocate for the naturopathic medicine profession.

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Posted by Heather Carrie, CHPL Director on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 12:02pm
Tags: Legislative Efforts, Events, naturopathic medicine

Naturopathic doctors (NDs), students, and supporters will convene in Sacramento on March 4 to meet with legislative representatives to advocate on behalf of the California naturopathic profession.

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Posted by Heather Carrie, CHPL Director on Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:17am
Tags: Legislative Efforts, California Naturopathic Doctors

For those of you who have a particular interest in the GMO labeling issue, I bring you positive news. We have learned that a bi-partisan effort is underway in the House of Representatives and the Senate to consider GMO labeling legislation.

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Posted by Gregory J. Goode, Chief of Staff on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 4:33pm
Tags: Legislative Efforts

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The Bastyr University Center for Health Policy and Leadership (CHPL) is a nonpartisan, University-based center dedicated to advancing the understanding of health policy and leadership issues. The Center:

  • Creates on-campus and external opportunities for participation in "essential, generative conversations."
  • Hosts prominent scholars and health practitioners in discussion-oriented events.
  • Provides a forum for scholarly research on health policy and leadership issues.
  • Encourages citizens to actively participate in public affairs through experiential programs.
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