May 17, 2013 — Emerson Ecologics LLC, a leading distributor of the highest quality professional nutritional supplements announced the award recipients of the 2013 Emerson Grant Program. As a company dedicated to the continued emergence of integrative healthcare and wellness, the Emerson Grant Program provides $25,000 of funding to non-profit organizations in the form of a one-time grant to support specific projects which will add value to the integrative medicine community, as well as make a lasting impact in the industry and on patient health.
The 2013 recipients of the Emerson Grant Program are:
Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors: $10,000 grant awarded to support the goal of obtaining full licensure for naturopathic doctors within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the 2013-2014 legislative session. Currently only sixteen states, four of which are in New England, have licensing laws for naturopathic physicians.
Naturopathic Education and Research Consortium: $10,000 grant awarded to help fund a new naturopathic residency at Full Circle Care in Salt Lake City, Utah. As the only state that requires all doctors to complete a one-year residency program before becoming fully licensed, the creation of this residency will help to expand naturopathic medicine in Utah.
Naturopathic Physicians Research Institute: $4,000 grant awarded to fund the Kail Program. This program provides training and mentoring to prepare clinicians to conduct and publish high quality in-office clinical outcomes research which evaluates the efficacy of naturopathic medicine in the way it is practiced rather than looking at a specific, single therapeutic.
Hawkwing: $1,000 grant awarded to support the Seeds of Hope project on the Cheyenne River Lakota/Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota, expanding naturopathic healthcare to this underserved population. This project teaches locals how to sprout their own safe and nutritious food in an area where there is widespread contamination of the land.
“We reviewed numerous applications from organizations that are all doing great work to advance the practice and accessibility of integrative medicine. Deciding which of these groups would receive a grant was a thoughtful and challenging decision,” said Jaclyn Chasse, ND, medical director at Emerson Ecologics. “The chosen grant recipients share a dedication and passion to improve healthcare, as well as a viable plan to achieve their objectives. We are so excited to support each one of these worthy causes.”
The Emerson Grant is a competitive, discretionary award ranging from $500 to $10,000. A total of $25,000 was awarded in 2012 to support nonprofit organizations benefiting naturopathic medicine. In 2013, the Emerson Grant Program was opened up to all practitioner types within the integrative healthcare community. Awards are given out once a year with an application deadline usually in March/April.
Source: Emerson Ecologics, emersonecologics.com