Student Membership Benefits
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Posted by: Cherish Simmons
What is the OANP?
The Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OANP) is a non-profit, professional membership association representing Naturopathic Physicians (NDs) in the state of Oregon and supporting NDs all across the globe.
What is the mission of the OANP?
The mission of the OANP is to support our members and improve the health of the public through the advancement of Naturopathic Medicine. We strive to serve the naturopathic profession and community through a commitment to excellence. Here's a snapshot of what OANP does:
Legislative Advocacy: The OANP represents the interests of its members before state legislative and federal government bodies. The OANP has an active presence in Salem among Oregon’s lawmakers as well as various Oregon government agencies. In order to promote the profession of Naturopathic Medicine, the OANP works to educate legislators, monitor legislation, and advocate for or defend against bills, which affect the scope of practice of naturopathic physicians.
Continuing Education: Access to FREE continuing education for naturopathic physicians and other health care professionals.
Public Outreach: The OANP provides education for the public about naturopathic medicine and connects the public to NDs through referrals to qualified member physicians. We also work with government officials and insurers to improve access to naturopathic insurance coverage across the state.
New ND Toolkit: A toolkit for NDs that are new to practice. Complete with advice for joining different practice types, forms, business models, employee handbook templates and more! Launching Fall of 2018.
OANP Mentorship Program: Launching in September 2018, this program pairs students to NDs that are already in practice. Mentors help guide students valuable, real-world scenarios, and help teach skills that are difficult to grasp in a classroom setting or workshops.
Details about student membership:
· FREE for naturopathic students!
· Receive OANP communications – keeping students up to date with the profession in Oregon and the nation (monthly newsletter)
· Opportunities to network with experienced physicians at the annual conference and bi-monthly member meetings.
· Supporting OANP through student membership helps to keep the association strong with a diverse voice.
· Learn how to advocate for your profession at the legislative level.