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Karen Howard, CEO and Executive Director of Organic & Natural Health Association

Karen Howard, CEO and Executive Director of Organic & Natural Health Association
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Karen Howard, CEO and Executive Director of Organic & Natural Health Association is a visionary and results-focused leader who has spent more than 30 years working with Congress, state legislatures and healthcare organizations to develop innovative healthcare policy and programs. She has held a variety of executive positions, including serving as professional staff for a Congressional committee, and has policy expertise in the diverse areas of integrative and complementary medicine, managed care, healthcare technology and mental health. An advocate at heart, she has worked to strategically advance the mission and vision of organizations through effective advocacy and strong collaboration. Prior to Organic & Natural Health, Howard served as executive director for both the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Schools. During her nearly 10-year tenure at AANP, she built a sustainable infrastructure, significantly improved financial performance, established a strong federal presence and supported multiple state association advocacy efforts for licensure. Also during this time, the naturopathic medicine profession established itself as a key component of comprehensive healthcare for the future. www.organicandnatural.org

Victory for the State of Health

I’m writing to you on Nov. 3, 2020, Election Day, from my kitchen counter in Washington, D.C. It’s the place I’ve called home for...

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There Exists a Path to Immune Health

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Five Years And Rapidly Moving The Needle Forward

Organic & Natural Health Association exists to redefine the relationship between corporation and consumer, for the purpose of creating a healthy planet for healthy...

The Earth is on Fire, Literally

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A Lost Ball in the High Weeds

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What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and contributor(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher and editors...

A ‘Roundup’ on Glyphosate

By Karen Howard, CEO and Executive Director of Organic & Natural Health Association @OrgNatHealth In 2017, the Organic & Natural Health Association initiated a...
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Study: Vitamin Supplements Don’t Provide Health Benefits … Excuse Me?

From the Organic & Natural Health Association @OrgNatHealth This U.S. News & World Report headline might have grabbed your attention. It’s a great example of...

Now We Know Vitamin D Reduces Risk of Preterm Birth, What...

The Organic & Natural Health Association (@OrgNatHealth) is committed to research, especially when it’s designed to demonstrate how the supplements we take favorably impact...