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  • AAHF is the only national advocacy organization focused specifically on federal legislation and regulations that affect your ability to use complementary and alternative therapies.

  • We have a solid track record of success in Congress, federal agencies, and the courts:

    • We sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and won on the First Amendment issue of permitting health claims on dietary supplements

    • We spearheaded the coalition that drafted and lobbied successfully for passageof legislation to promote the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at NIH.

    • We lobbied successfully for important changes in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996; the Food Quality Protection Act of 1997; and FDA Reform in 1997.

    • We played a significant role in crafting and achieving passage of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act which passed in 1994.

    • We are suing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for violating states' rights with its policy of prohibiting the medicinal use of marijuana in those states which have legalized such use

    • We supported Shari Leiberman, Ph.D., C.N.S., a well-respected nutritionist, in her lawsuit against the American Dietetic Association, which suspended her registered dietitian credential solely because of views she expressed in her magazine columns

  • We organize lobbying days in Washington, D.C. each year so that our members can talk with their elected officials about issues and legislation important to their health care future

  • We sponsor legal seminars for practitioners who need to know how to negotiate the maze of federal and state laws governing everything from advertising to insurance reimbursement while providing complementary and alternative therapies to their patients

We work diligently on federal legislation and regulations that will have a dramatic impact on consumers' health care freedom, and on practitioners' abilities to offer a more complete range of therapies to their patients, without the fear of censure or recrimination.

By joining AAHF, you can be sure that you have a voice in the nation's capital. You know that we will be working on your behalf, reasserting your right to make your own health care choices,and expanding your ability to access life-saving and disease-preventing therapies that are used by people all over the world.


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