NCNM Clinic Responds to Governor's Healthy Kids Campaign

Clinic to offer free back-to-school health consultations Aug. 28

PORTLAND, Ore. (Aug. 25, 2010) — The National College of Natural Medicine is responding to Oregon’s new Healthy Kids Campaign, launched yesterday by Governor Ted Kulongoski, by hosting a “Keeping Kids Healthy, Naturally” back-to-school open house at its NCNM Clinic this Sat., Aug. 28 for parents of school-age children who want a chance to learn about preventive health care for their kids. The “Keeping Kids Healthy, Naturally” event will feature talks highlighting solutions to childhood health conditions, like ear infections, obesity, ADD and autism. The clinic will offer free 15-minute consultations with clinical staff who have expertise in pediatric medicine, including naturopathic doctors (NDs) and Chinese medicine practitioners.

Dr. Jill Stanard Sanders, NCNM’s dean of clinical operations, said that the clinic open house gives parents a chance to learn about natural health care options for healthier living, a subject that is gathering momentum. “Natural approaches to health are becoming less alternative and more mainstream,” Sanders said. “It’s hard to open a newspaper these days without seeing articles that focus on some aspect of natural medicine—nutrition, exercise, herbal supplements, acupuncture—to name just a few. Parents want health care options for their children. If they’re curious about natural medicine, we want to give them a chance to tour our clinic, meet our primary care physicians and hear about the natural ways to keep kids healthy.”

The healthy event takes place this Sat., Aug. 28, from 1—4 p.m. at the NCNM Clinic, 3025 SW Corbett Avenue in Portland (on the corner of Corbett and Porter).The clinic holds an open house on a specific health topic several times a year. Cold and flu preparedness is the focus of the next scheduled NCNM Clinic open house on Saturday, Dec. 4. For more information about NCNM and the NCNM Clinic, or for directions, visit

ABOUT NCNM: Founded in 1956, NCNM is the oldest accredited naturopathic medical school in North America. A nonprofit college of natural medicine, NCNM offers four-year graduate medical degree programs in Naturopathic Medicine and Classical Chinese Medicine. Its community clinics offer free and low-cost medical care throughout the Portland metropolitan area, and along with the campus-based NCNM Clinic, practitioners attend to approximately 40,000 patient visits per year. NCNM’s Helfgott Research Institute is a nonprofit research institute that conducts rigorous independent research to advance the science of natural medicine and improve clinical practice. Until July 2006, NCNM was known as the National College of Naturopathic Medicine.