About the Task Force
Mission: To spearhead a program to provide outreach to rural and underserved urban health centers to create primary care positions for naturopathic doctors.
Vision: Improved health outcomes for rural and underserved populations and an expanded Washington state primary care workforce through the addition of naturopathic physicians.
Increase community knowledge about naturopathic physicians
Increase career opportunities for naturopathic physicians as primary care physicians, not adjunctive roles
Increase opportunities for loan forgiveness for naturopathic physicians through the Washington State Health Professionals Loan Repayment Program (HPLRP)
Assess feasibility of primary care naturopathic residencies in rural clinical settings
Begin the collection of Washington State workforce data for naturopathic physicians