Our goal is to expand the reach of naturopathic doctors (ND) so that all Californians have access to naturopathic medicine. We continually sponsor legislation that clarifies and expands the scope of naturopathic medicine, and work to educate state legislative members and agencies on the benefits of naturopathic medicine. We have a strong focus on building relationships in the medical community in an effort to optimize the impact of naturopathic doctors in our state.
The California Naturopathic Doctors Association (CNDA) legislative goals have been to increase patient access to integrative medical services from licensed naturopathic doctors by ensuring that NDs are able to be contracted with insurance companies In California. The CNDA is also actively working to expand the scope of practice of naturopathic doctors in California so that the services we provide are commensurate with our training as integrative doctors.
A healthy California means more primary care access; it means that Californians are able to seek medical care from experts in both mainstream and alternative therapies. A healthier California emphasizes preventive and lifestyle medicine when necessary and appropriate.
A huge part of our legislative success comes from our patients and community. We could not succeed without your support! We aim to keep the public aware of and involved in current legislation being run by the CNDA, and want everyone to have a voice to share the benefits of naturopathic medicine that you’ve experienced with your representatives.
The California Naturopathic Doctors Association is always working to educate state legislative and insurance agencies as well as the public on the benefits of naturopathic medicine. In order to Realize a Healthy California we build relationships in between the naturopathic community, the Capital, and Californians. In order to help this process along Your Voice is what makes the most impact.
We have Voter Voice to make it easy for you to email, fax or call your representatives letting them know what is important to you.
Patients play an essential role in our grassroots efforts and can be the strongest advocates for naturopathic medicine. If you would like to be able to see an ND for ALL of your primary care needs, get involved in our legislative efforts! Receive email action alerts for any important legislative efforts.
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Do you know an MD, DO, DC, nurse or other healthcare professional who would be willing to write letters sharing their experience of working with naturopathic doctors? You can share their contact information and background with the CNDA by clicking the button.