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The AANP Stands in Solidarity Against Racism

Thursday, June 4, 2020  

The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) believes that health and wellness are human rights. We recognize that our country, once again, is facing the reality that these rights have not been extended to all of its citizens, most disproportionately affecting Black people. The AANP supports and stands in solidarity with those who have and continue to raise their voices in the fight for these basic rights. We remain firm in our oath of "First Do No Harm," which includes standing up and speaking out against systemic and institutional racism and the injustice and rampant, persistent discrimination Black people continue to face. 


  1. We pledge to listen to the voices of those who are marginalized and oppressed.

  2. We acknowledge our important role in highlighting and amplifying diverse voices within the profession and we recognize we must do better. 

  3. We call upon our profession to unite, to support, protect, and provide a platform for all of the Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) members of our community.


In Health,


Rob Kachko, ND, LAc

President, AANP


Safiya McCarter, ND, LAc

Chair, AANP Diversity + Inclusion Committee

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