This pandemic has further revealed how determinants of health and access to health care are not shared equally across our great nation. The health inequities and how brown and black people suffer more than others is also relevant in the naturopathic and integrative medicine communities. We can all do better bringing the information and clinical expertise more broadly to people in need.
We'd like to help further the work of the organization, Integrated Medicine For the Underserved, or IM4US. Their Mission: Integrative Medicine for the Underserved is a collaborative, multidisciplinary group of people committed to affordable, accessible integrative health care for all. Through outreach, education, research, and advocacy, we support those dedicated to promoting health in underserved populations. Together we work to shift the current paradigm towards equity, wellness, prevention, patient empowerment, and self-care.
We want natural and integrative medicine to be available to all, not just those with means and access. Check out their wonderful and ongoing work.
- Amy Rothenberg, ND