Founded by students, NWB has supported organized chapters which serve to extend the mission/vision of the organization while promoting global health in their respective student bodies. Functions of the NWB chapters include holding educational meetings about global health topics, hosting guest speakers, organizing fundraisers, and supporting students traveling locally and abroad to learn how to become global citizens and better health professionals.
Establishing a chapter requires:
- The desire and need for more exposure for global and community health at an educational instutition or community organization
- Holding monthly public informational meetings
- Choosing a local or international NWB project to create or support
- At least 3 founding officers
- Supporting dues to NWB-Global
- Adopting a set of bylaws and establishing a consistent line of communication with NWB-Global
Interested in starting a chapter of NWB? Inquire with Dr. Sean: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
NWB started in 2004, as a dedicated group of naturopathic medical students at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) passionate about bringing healthcare to underserved populations. Initially focused on local education projects and annual international medical outreach, the club soon started making trips to Puerto Peñasco in 2006. In 2010, NWB partnered with New Birth Mexican Mission, a church that serves spiritual and other needs of the many people living in Puerto Peñasco.
Projects: Rocky Point, Haiti, Phoenix, AZ
President: Emy Cummins
Bastyr University (Washington)
NWB-Bastyr was the second NWB chapter. Stephanie Culver and McKenzie Steiner founded the chapter after meeting with Dr. Sean at the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians 2010 convention. Starting with the first group of students to work with Drs. Sean, Sarah and Zeenia at MamaBaby Haiti in 2011, the chapter has since organized multiple trips to support NWB-Haiti and NWB-Rocky Point while promoting global health at Bastyr.
Projects: Haiti, Rocky Point
President: Evangelynn Honegger
National College of Natural Medicine
NWB-NCNM began in September 2011. The chapter was founded by Stephanie Culver and Kelly Philiba after witnessing a gap at NCNM in global health education and experiences available to students and doctors alike. Support from NCNM students and faculty is great and has allowed NWB to thrive. The chapter works collaboratively with other global health groups on campus to sponsor global health month each year in April.
Projects: Haiti, Rocky Point
President: Meredith Roys
Canadian College of Natruopathic Medicine
CCNM-NWB began in September 2011. The chapter was founded by president Shayla Garland after a wonderful solo trip to Haiti with Dr. Zeenia. There is a great interest in global health at CCNM so the chapter has thrived with annual trips to Haiti.
President: Ana Candia
The University of Arizona
NWB’s first undergraduate chapter was founded by Amy Dhanani, now a student at SCNM. Nutrition majors and Spanish interpreters have helped develop health education and assisted in operations for NWB-Rocky Point.
Projects: Rocky Point
President: Allen Maxwell
Bastyr University (California)
NWB’s newest chapter is in development at the newest Naturopathic medical school, in San Diego. Stay tuned for updates as the chapter grows!
Projects: Rocky Point, Haiti
Contact: Genevieve Price