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National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Established in 1982, the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) is the only national organization that validates entry-level competency in the practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) through professional certification, which documents competency for licensure as an acupuncturist. Our mission is to assure the safety and well-being of the public and to advance the professional practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine by establishing and promoting national evidence-based standards of competence and credentialing.
Minnesota Acupuncture Association
The Minnesota Acupuncture Association (MAA) is committed to advancing acupuncture as a means for enhancing health and well-being. The MAA operates on the beliefs that everyone should have the opportunity to feel better and live a healthy life; healthcare should be safe, effective, and accessible for everyone; and acupuncture and herbal medicine are viable methods for both treatment and preventive healthcare. Our goals are to advance acupuncture in Minnesota through continuing education, legislative activities, and as a link to national developments and research; promote ethical and professional standards for our practitioners; and educate the public about the capabilities of acupuncture and integrative medicine.
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Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
The mission of the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice is to protect the public's health and safety by assuring that the people who practice medicine or as an allied health professional are competent, ethical practitioners with the necessary knowledge and skills appropriate to their title and role.
World Health Organization
Dedicated to the well-being of all people and guided by science, the World Health Organization (WHO) leads global efforts to give everyone, everywhere an equal chance to live a healthy life. Founded in 1948, the WHO connects nations, partners, and people to promote health, serve the vulnerable, expand universal health coverage, and coordinate the world's response to health emergencies. Working with one hundred ninety-four Member States across six regions and on the ground in over one hundred fifty locations, collaboration is at the heart of all we do. We are committed to the principle of accountability and to use limited resources effectively.
National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and is the largest biomedical research agency in the world. The NIH's mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. The goals of the agency are to foster fundamental discoveries, research strategies, and their applications to protect and improve health; to develop, maintain, and renew scientific human and physical resources to prevent disease; to expand the knowledge base in medical sciences to enhance the Nation's economic well-being; and to exemplify the highest level of scientific integrity.
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