The Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Association is a democratic association that was established in 1975. We focus only on the issues that affect naturopaths. We strive for excellence, leadership and integrity in naturopathic health care. The ANPA supports members from the time they are naturopathy students, all the way through to graduation and beyond. Our mission is focused on providing the public the highest standard of naturopathic care from our members. Membership support is the priority of the ANPA. Our commitment is to the ongoing growth, sustainable development, communication, education, and good governance for our members and the profession. We are vigilant of the political environment and how it affects practitioners as well as the public. The media is also monitored for messaging that affects the profile and awareness of the naturopathic profession.