"Working with a naturopath has empowered me to effectively care for my family. I fully support the licensure of naturopathic doctors in our state, to build access to and maintain safety of this medicine."
-Megan W. of Cedar Rapids, IA
Currently, naturopathic medicine is not licensed in the State of Iowa. Healthcare practitioners who have graduated from one of the seven accredited naturopathic schools in The United States and Canada, and have completed clinical training requirements, act as "healthcare consultants" in accordance with Iowa's strict medical care standards. We believe that licensing naturopathic doctors will provide oversight and regulation of alternative and integrative medicine in Iowa, in order to maintain high standards of safety in patient care. Therefore, our mission is to promote visibility of the naturopathic profession, dispel misconceptions, and educate the public on the importance of this branch of medicine for comprehensive healthcare delivery throughout the state.
The road to licensure is long and winding. Currently, IAND is focused on educating the public on the benefits of naturopathic medicine, connecting with healthcare practitioners in other disciplines, and fundraising for future licensing efforts, including a study to investigate the safety and efficiency of naturopathic medicine, and selecting a lobbyist to advocate for our cause.
Join the Cause
Want to support naturopathic licensure in Iowa? Join us! We are in great need of community members willing to spread the word about naturopathic medicine and to contact their local and state representatives about their desire to see naturopathic licensure. We also want to hear from likeminded healthcare practitioners who are open to dialoguing about the future of integrative medicine in Iowa.
Naturopathic Doctors Become a regular member of IAND: Membership includes access to the association, voting rights in membership meetings, and discounts with our Association sponsors Fee: $100/year
Licensed Physicians and Practitioners (MD, DO, DC, PA, LAc, LMT, etc.) Become an associate member of IAND: Your donation supports licensure of NDs in Iowa, and includes access to membership meetings and discounts with our Association sponsors Fee: $50/year
Community Members Become a supporting member of IAND: Your donation supports licensure of NDs in Iowa, and includes access to membership meetings Fee: $25/year
Naturopathic Students and New Graduates (up to 2 years post-graduation) Become a student member of IAND: Your donation supports licensure of NDs in Iowa, and includes access to membership meetings and discounts with our Association sponsors Fee: $25/year