There are quite a few naturopathic associations where people can find useful information about naturopaths, naturopathic therapeutics, and tips on locating naturopaths in their local area.
One such association is the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP – https://wanp.org/). The Website for this state association gives current news regarding naturopathic doctors, educates site visitors about the practice of naturopaths and assists visitors to find a naturopathic doctor in their area.
The AmericanAssociation of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP – https://www.naturopathic.org) is the leading national association that represents naturopathic doctors. They offer not only education regarding what naturopath is, but offers professional and educational opportunities for those who practice naturopathic medicine. The Website is a one-stop place to locate information regarding naturopathic meetings and conventions, employment opportunities for naturipathic, insurance information, advocacy, professional resources, information for naturopathic patients.
The Institue of Functional Medicine (IFM – https://www.ifm.org/) is an organization lead by naturopathic doctors and other physicians. The IFM mission is to lead, innovate, and inspire and is the gold standard for functional medicine education, training, and clinical practice globally. The organization website defines functional medicine for the prospective patient, and offers professional resources, conferences, seminars, and information for functional medicine patients.
The NCMIC is an organization founded by chiropractors that exists to help chiropractors and naturopathic doctors. There are links on the site to help them with financial products and insurance products. There is information regarding continuing education and information regarding malpractice coverage.
All of these associations and organizations have one common goal – to inform society about naturopathic medicine. They accomplish this goal in various ways that involve educating, informing and supporting the public and the naturopathic medicine community of healthcare professionals.