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AANP Statement on the Upcoming Election as it Pertains to Healthcare

Thursday, October 15, 2020  

AANP Statement on the Upcoming Election as it Pertains to Healthcare

The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) appreciates the central importance of our upcoming election to the health and well-being of the American people. We encourage you to make a plan for voting, and to support your friends and family to ensure that they have a voting plan, too — the health of Americans, especially our most vulnerable citizens, depends on it. 

As licensed naturopathic physicians, our highest aim is to support the health of our patients and communities. Naturopathic physicians are the nation’s experts in whole-person, natural, and integrative approaches to healthcare with a focus on preventive medicine. As such, we recognize that public health safety measures are vital in slowing the spread of diseases like COVID-19, and that public trust in these measures is essential to the containment of this disease. The ability of our policymakers to support the work of our public health experts is critical to protect public health, the economy, and the environment, each of which has a direct impact on the health of individuals and communities. Healthcare, healthcare access, and healthcare equity have never played a more central role in American elections. 

Though only parts of this year’s elections are receiving significant media attention, please note that your ballot includes numerous candidates at the federal, state, and local levels, as well as proposed measures that may have the most immediate impact on your community. Empower yourself with information, and please vote!


The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) is the professional association that represents licensed naturopathic physicians in the United States. The AANP strives to make naturopathic medicine available to every American, and to increase recognition of naturopathic physicians as the identified authorities on natural medicine. Learn more at, and view this statement from our partner organization, the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges, about facts and values pertinent to COVID-19.