2017 AANP State Advocacy Funds Grant Application
 
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The AANP's number one advocacy priority is to achieve licensure of Naturopathic Doctors in all 50 states. To support this priority, grants will be awarded to select state associations that are moving forward with licensure or scope expansion efforts. This application will enable us to determine which state efforts are most deserving of support. The application is comprehensive (45 items) in order to supply the AANP with a range of information and insight. One state leader per association should be designated to complete the application for the current round of funding, and the closing date is March 10, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Jawer, Director of Government and Public Affairs (202-237-8150; mike.jawer@naturopathic.org). Thank you for your commitment to ND advocacy!

 
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Is your advocacy effort aimed at licensure or scope expansion?*
 
 
 
 
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On a scale of 1-5, to what extent does your association have an experienced lobbyist in place to guide legislative strategy? (1 indicates a lobbyist is not in place whereas 5 indicates a high level of confidence in that person.) *
 
           
Experienced lobbyist in place          
 
 
 
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To what extent does your association have advocacy materials developed such as fact sheets, a primer on naturopathic medicine, a template letter for members to seek support from their legislators, etc.? (1 indicates that such materials are not yet prepared whereas 5 indicates the association has a wide range of such materials at the ready.)*
 
           
Readiness of advocacy materials          
 
 
 
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Does your association have a database of members and patients that is used to communicate with these advocates and through which they are asked to contact legislators, generate social media support, etc.?*
 
 
 
 
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Has the association begun raising funds to support this advocacy effort?*
 
 
 
 
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Does your association hold a Lobby Day?*
 
 
 
 
 
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Has your association drafted a bill to obtain ND licensure?*
 
 
 
 
 
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If yes to the above, please note how far along your association is with finding sponsors for its bill. (1 indicates that the bill has no sponsor and minimal efforts are underway, whereas 5 indicates that sponsors have agreed to introduce the bill in both the state House and Senate.)
 
           
Bill sponsorship          
 
 
 
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Has the association's licensure or scope expansion bill been introduced before?*
 
 
 
 
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Has the bill passed out of the relevant committee(s) recently?*
 
 
 
 
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Has the bill passed the state House and/or Senate before?*
 
 
 
 
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On a scale of 1-5, how strong is your association's relationship with the chairman of the committee(s) where the bill will need to be heard? (1 indicates a non-existent relationship; 5 indicates a strong and friendly relationship.)*
 
           
Relationship with committee chair(s)          
 
 
 
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On a scale of 1-5, how strong is your association's relationship with the leaders of the State House and Senate? (1 indicates a non-existent relationship; 5 indicates a strong and friendly relationship.)*
 
           
Relationship with House and Senate leadership          
 
 
 
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On a scale of 1-5, to what extent has your association discussed matters with the state medical society? (1 indicates that no relationship exists; 5 indicates a reasonably good dialogue.)*
 
           
Relationship with state medical society          
 
 
 
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Has your association made efforts to educate the Board of Physicians or whatever board licensed NDs would ultimately come under? (This could involve visits to clinics where NDs work, face-to-face meetings, etc.)*
 
 
 
 
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To what extent has the association reached out to other practitioner groups that could be supportive, e.g., integrative MDs, acupuncturists, massage therapists, chiropractors? (1 indicates that no outreach has yet taken place; 5 indicates that numerous discussions have been held.)*
 
           
Outreach to other healthcare practitioner groups          
 
 
 
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On a scale of 1-5, how would you rate the strength of opposition groups, whether MDs, traditional naturopaths, or others? (1 indicates negligible opposition; 5 indicates highly entrenched and difficult-to-overcome opposition.)*
 
           
Strength of opposition          
 
 
 
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Has your association received a non-AANP grant to support its licensure efforts within the past 5 years?*
 
 
 
 
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Does your association operate a Political Action Committee?*
 
 
 
 
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