About the Speaker
JoAnn Yanez, ND, MPH, CAE is the Executive Director of the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges and the chair of the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health (ACIH). She also serves on the Integrative Health Policy Consortium Education Committee. Weaving a passion for illness prevention into her professional life, Dr. Yanez’s career has spanned advocacy, academia, patient care and public health. As AANMC Executive Director, Dr. Yanez oversees research, advocacy efforts, and the joint academic endeavors of the accredited colleges of naturopathic medicine. Additionally, she helps spread awareness of naturopathic medicine as a viable and satisfying career path.
Prior to joining the AANMC, Dr. Yanez was head of government relations for the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She increased recognition of the importance of licensure in the state and effectively garnered support of legislators and senior government officials. During her tenure with the NYANP, Dr. Yanez was invited to participate in a think-tank on childhood obesity sponsored by MIT, Harvard and Columbia Universities. During the summer of 2009 she found herself “on the hill” working with Congressional members and elected women to increase awareness of the importance for integrative medicine coverage in the Affordable Care Act.
Dr. Yanez served six years as a Director of the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education – the accrediting body for naturopathic medical colleges. She was awarded the 2006 Legacy Award from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and 2007 NYANP Physician of the Year Award. Dr. Yanez has also been inducted into the Rho Lambda and Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership and Scholarship National Honor Societies and is a member of the Delta Omega Honor Society for graduates of schools of public health.
How to participate
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How to get your Participation Certificate
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- Lectures 1
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 2 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 1593
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self
This was an amazing experience. Dr. Yanez was very informative. I had never heard of an ND before. I had always looked for a profession like this around here in Texas but never found anything like it. I am going to really look into this. I am very intrigued. She answered so many things that really turned on my light bulb ? . Not only as a patient I would like this in my life but I would be fulfilled to see this profession through as well. She shared life experiences that not a lot of people do which makes her super mom and super women in y eyes. What an amazing individual.
Dr. Yanez was so interesting to listen to. It was so nice to hear an alternate experience from MD. This was my first exposure to ND’s and I was pleasantly surprised as to how much I enjoyed this! I loved hearing Dr. Yanez’s experience and her presentation was so engaging!