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This May Bastyr University California ND candidate Griffin McMath will have the honor of being the first official delegate to represent naturopathic medical students around the world at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 68th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Posted by Heather Carrie, CHPL Director on Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:20pm
Tags: World Health Assembly, Naturopathic medical student, Health Policy

Midwives, midwifery advocates, and midwifery students recently spent a sunny February day in Olympia at the Washington State Capitol educating legislators about the health benefits and cost effectiveness of licensed midwifery care.

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Posted by Heather Carrie, CHPL Director on Tue, 03/03/2015 - 5:58pm
Tags: midwifery, Legislative Efforts

Bastyr University California recently welcomed visits from interested legislators. California State Senator Marty Block and staff members toured the California campus in October, and U.S. Congressman Duncan Hunter and staff members visited in November. Both legislators toured the campus with students, staff, and faculty to see classrooms and the clinic.

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Posted by Heather Carrie, CHPL Director on Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:44am
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More than 125 integrative health and medicine leaders from across the country came together at Georgetown University this fall for a symposium to honor retiring U.S. Senator Tom Harkin.

For more than two decades, Sen. Harkin has supported the advancement of integrative medicine. His accomplishments include:

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Posted by Heather Carrie, CHPL Director on Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:36am
Tags: Events, leadership

The following comes from Grant Antoine, a second-year student in the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Program at Bastyr University California. It first appeared at Naturopathic.org, the website of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP). The opinions expressed belong to the author.

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Posted by Heather Carrie, CHPL Director on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 6:03pm
Tags: scope of practice laws, naturopathic medicine, licensing

Congress has designated October 6-12, 2014, as Naturopathic Medicine Week to recognize the value of naturopathic medicine in providing safe, effective, and affordable health care.

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Posted by Heather Carrie, CHPL Director on Mon, 10/06/2014 - 1:43pm
Tags: Events, Legislative Efforts, naturopathic medicine

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

After passing unanimously in both the state House and Senate, Governor Dannel Malloy signed a scope of practice bill to modernize scope of practice regulations for Connecticut naturopathic doctors.

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Posted by Heather Carrie, CHPL Director on Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:00am
Tags: Legislative Efforts, naturopathic medicine, scope of practice laws

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

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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.
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