The mission of The American Association of Naturopathic Medicine shall be to promote, advance and protect the Philosophy, Science, Art and the Profession of Naturopathic Medicine in the United States of America.
It will support and promote excellence in education, research and the delivery of healthcare. It will secure and enhance the health of the American public by advancing and promoting Naturopathic Medicine as a viable and effective means to health care delivery. It will do so by preparing and training Naturopathic medical physicians through graduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education. The AANM will serve as a vehicle of advocacy and communication to advance the standing of Naturopathic Physicians nationwide.
The AANM supports, promotes and advances the premise that Doctors of Naturopathic Medicine are physicians. Through education and training they are primary care physicians who utilize both conventional medical diagnostic procedures and therapeutic modalities as well as natural methods of diagnosis and treatment in an integrative approach to health care delivery. The practice of naturopathic medicine means the diagnosis, treatment, operation, or prescription for any human disease, pain, injury, deformity, or other physical or mental condition, with emphasis on the importance of the natural processes and the natural healing arts, addressing both the physical and vitalistic aspects of the individual.
The AANM supports the utilization of standard and innovative medical diagnostic procedures, methods and instrumentation for the prevention and treatment of disease.
The AANM promotes the utilization of both natural and synthetic pharmacological agents and surgery and all techniques and procedures taught in modern schools of medicine for the treatment and prevention of disease.
The AANM advocates the education of Naturopathic Physicians through postgraduate and residency training programs in both conventional medicine and traditional Naturopathic medical disciplines.
To provide membership to Naturopathic Physicians, and other health care providers and Naturopathic Medical Students, Corporations, Organizations, Educational Institutions who support the mission, tenets and objectives of the AANM.
To restore Naturopathic Medicine to its rightful place among the healthcare professions in the nation.
To develop educational guidelines for the practice of Naturopathic Medicine.
To support a national standardization of the education and practice of Naturopathic Medicine.
To promote and establish standards and recognition of Naturopathic Medicine Specialty Boards.
To become an educational resource for physicians and students of Naturopathic Medicine.
To create educational programs that will foster and convey knowledge of Naturopathic Medicine to the profession.
To serve the profession of Naturopathic Medicine by developing and presenting educational programs for postgraduate education.
To foster and promote programs in Preventive Medicine.
To encourage and promote the growth and professional development of students of Naturopathic Medicine.
To encourage and seek student involvement and offer learning opportunities for their development as future physicians of Naturopathic Medicine.
To provide and develop educational and leadership programs that will assist in the development of students studying Naturopathic Medicine.
To establish a profession of leaders in Naturopathic Medicine who will be properly trained and skilled and who will serve to promote and advance Naturopathic Medicine and the welfare of the public.
To seek opportunities and resources that will allow for the promotion of those disciplines found within Naturopathic Medicine.
To invite and encourage the involvement of other healthcare professionals in Naturopathic medical postgraduate educational conferences, symposiums, workshops and seminars.
To encourage the recruitment and participation of non-ND or NMD healthcare professionals for advance standing postgraduate professional educational pro- grams leading to the NMD degree, in order to enhance the representation of Naturopathic Physicians.
To offer educational opportunities to the public for the purpose of becoming more aware and knowledgeable of Naturopathic Medicine and its disciplines.
To provide and disseminate information to increase public awareness about Naturopathic Medicine and Preventive Medicine through the use of literature, seminars, symposiums, conferences, workshops, and multimedia technology.
To promote and advance the integration of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of healing in the delivery of health care.
To promote a healthcare delivery environment which will embrace the concept of cooperation among healthcare professionals.
To foster, support and promote the premise that the American Public has the right to freedom of choice with regard to the selection of healthcare, healthcare professions, healthcare providers and methods of treatment irrespective of professional designation.
To seek public and governmental recognition for Naturopathic Medicine as a valid and effective healthcare delivery system.