Senate Passes Naturopathic Medicine Week Resolution The U.S. Senate last night unanimously passed a resolution designating October 7 – October 13 as Naturopathic Medicine Week. The resolution recognizes the value of naturopathic medicine in providing “safe, effective, and affordable health care…” and encourages Americans to learn about the role of naturopathic physicians in preventing chronic and debilitating conditions. Passage of this resolution is an historic achievement for naturopathic medicine. The Congress has now officially recognized the important role naturopathic medicine plays in effectively addressing the nation’s health care needs as well as in addressing the increasingly severe shortage of primary care physicians. For the latest information about Naturopathic Medicine Week (NMW), visit the NMW page on AANP’s website. The resolution (Sen. Res. 221) is not yet available on Congress’ official web site but will be soon.