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Qualified dietitians and nutrition professionals received new dietary ordering privileges at hospitals as a condition for participating in Medicare and Medicaid through a new rule from the U.S. Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Posted by Heather Carrie, CHPL Director on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 2:32pm
Tags: Nutrition & Exercise Science

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) invites public comments on its proposed name change to the National Center for Research on Complementary and Integrative Health. Comments will be accepted through June 6, 2014.

NCCAM director Josephine Briggs, MD, states in a video message: "The goal of this change is to better align the Center's name with the evolution in health care and our research focus, and thus best address our Congressional mandate."

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Posted by Heather Carrie, CHPL Director on Mon, 06/02/2014 - 9:50am
Tags: leadership, National Health Care

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

Bastyr University California student Adam Silberman will represent Bastyr as a finalist for the Student Scholarship Series at the Northwest Naturopathic Physicians Convention (NWNPC) in Vancouver, British Columbia, April 25-27. The annual scholarship program is open to naturopathic medicine students at all three West Coast naturopathic medical schools.

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Posted by Heather Carrie, CHPL Director on Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:03pm
Tags: leadership

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

This nationwide effort to raise awareness around eating disorders will be supported by Bastyr University Nutrition & Exercise students through student-led community events at the Kenmore campus.

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Posted by Heather Carrie, CHPL Director on Sat, 02/22/2014 - 10:41am
Tags: Nutrition & Exercise Science, Events

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

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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."
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